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Hard drive question

Discussion in 'Studio Techniques' started by peterlemer, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. peterlemer

    peterlemer Senior member

    My current internal drives:

    350G Main Drive
    2 x 250G configured as RAID 0 for Samples/loops etc
    1 x 400G for music projects, esp. Logic songs and audio


    I've just bought a Velociraptor, 300G and wondering which of the above to swap out.

    The RAID sample collection occupies 350Gb but I could possibly farm the ESX library to another drive. My treasured Ivory kit is on here and it's fast enough for now, although only for about 60 voices.

    OTOH, all the project audio is on the projects drive.

    Or would the Velociraptor be best as the main drive, where presumably when the going gets tough my Mac uses the HD to supplement RAM?

    Which swap would benefit Logic operation the most?

    pete
     
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  3. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    And why did you buy a 300 drive then? A bigger one could hold all of your samples. And don't forget, a Unix disk should not be filled above approximately 70% or it will get slow.
     
  4. peterlemer

    peterlemer Senior member

    > why did you buy a 300 drive then?

    a colleague was selling it.

    I appreciate the 70% issue.

    I guess the question ( refined) remains:

    In which part of my matrix would this drive contribute the most?:
    my home disc
    my sample disc
    my project disc?

    pete
     
  5. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    Peter, AFAIU, this applies to Drives on which the OS resides, but is not a requirement for Content only drives, such as typically found in a DAW for storing Audio or Samples?

    kind regards

    Mark
     

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