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Using USB flash sticks for recording audio?
View Poll Results: What can you use for recording 10*24bit, 88.1 audio
External drive only
4 Votes - 40.00%
Internal drive should do
3 Votes - 30.00%
Flash drive, - i think...
1 Votes - 10.00%
iPod should be possible.
0 Votes - 0%
All of the above
2 Votes - 20.00%
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9th September 2007
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Using USB flash sticks for recording audio?

Okay, here´s the deal:
I´m wondering about the speed you could get from an 4gb usb flash stick. Will it for example be able to handle recording of 10 tracks 24 bit, 88.1khz. Can it replace an external drive for us "hobby recorders"?
Is it something that anyone does at all?
How about an iPod?
What about the internal drive (Let´s say 5400rpm to be cheap) with the same audio quality as above.

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9th September 2010
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Actually I would like to know an answer for this one as well. Am on the road travellin and could use a third drive for samples and such in ableton live...

Is this an option?

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9th September 2010
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Flash drives are extremely unreliable --especially after they've been subjected to repeated write/erase/write cycles-- and they may become unusable at any moment. I would never use them to record anything, only as temporary storage to transfer data to someone else's computer.

A better alternative: Compact Flash cards for professional photography (yes, of course they're more expensive than standard CF cards.)
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Originally Posted by PaPi61 View Post
Flash drives are extremely unreliable --especially after they've been subjected to repeated write/erase/write cycles-- and they may become unusable at any moment. I would never use them to record anything, only as temporary storage to transfer data to someone else's computer.

A better alternative: Compact Flash cards for professional photography (yes, of course they're more expensive than standard CF cards.)
I've been wondering about this for a while and I can't find anything on searches. Is this still the case? So would something like this be a more flexible and equally capable substitute for a 128gb solid state hard drive inside a laptop?:
SanDisk reveals $1500 128GB Extreme Pro CF card, Ultra / Cruzer Edge USB drives -- Engadget
Do the solid state internal hard drives of laptops suffer from the degraded performance of writing and re-writing as mentioned above? I would really appreciate any computer guys weighing in on this or people who have had experience.
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