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Discussion in 'Production' started by beechstudio, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. beechstudio

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    Anyone using external hard drives for recording audio?
     
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    ahjteam Anssi Tenhunen

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    really!? maybe if you're using a firewire or thunderbolt external, but surely not USB. Also depends on the speed of your external. A 7200rpm would be a must I guess
     
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    ahjteam Anssi Tenhunen

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    Yup, Western Digital firewire hard drive, not sure about the speed as the package doesnt say.
     
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    i dont use external hard drives for anything except archiving stuff.
     
  6. Scott Horner

    Scott Horner Scottimus Maximus

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    I've used a Western Digital USB drive (7200 rpm) for years with absolutely no issues. Just recently switched to internal though.
     
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    What made you switch to internal? Any difference in performance that you could tell?

    Thanks for all the replies guys!
     
  8. Scott Horner

    Scott Horner Scottimus Maximus

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    I switched mainly so I could use the internal as the direct record drive and the external as a backup. I don't really notice any difference when recording audio but the projects do load faster off of the internal drive. Plus I just feel safer recording to an internal.
     
  9. setyouranchor

    setyouranchor Celestial Recordings

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    dis
     
  10. Seth Munson

    Seth Munson How do Amber Lamps?

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    Thinking about making the switch to an external so I can easily take projects on tour with me and get work done while I'm out for months at a time instead of getting nothing done.
     
  11. jimwilbourne

    jimwilbourne I try.

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    I run external.
    I like keeping my files separate from the harddrive that's running all my programs.
    plus it makes it easier to move from one computer to another.
     
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    I have a Western Digital firewire drive that's 7200rpm, but to be honest I find my internal drive on my macbook is more stable when recording. Weird.
     

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