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Record to EXT drive @ 7200-rpm or INT drive @ 5400-rpm? Help!
Old 24th January 2007
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Record to EXT drive @ 7200-rpm or INT drive @ 5400-rpm? Help!

Guys,

Would anyone know if I'm better off recording to my internal Macbook
hard drive (160gb/5400 rpm) or buy an external FW drive running at 7200rpm?

I obviously know faster is better generally... but would the fact that the 5400rpm drive is on the internal bus (even though it spins slower) mean I would get the better performance?

...OR would that be offset by the fact that OSX and and my DAW would be sharing a drive??? in which case external FW @ 7200rpm would be better?
Old 24th January 2007
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Originally Posted by skan View Post
Guys,

Would anyone know if I'm better off recording to my internal Macbook
hard drive (160gb/5400 rpm) or buy an external FW drive running at 7200rpm?

I obviously know faster is better generally... but would the fact that the 5400rpm drive is on the internal bus (even though it spins slower) mean I would get the better performance?

...OR would that be offset by the fact that OSX and and my DAW would be sharing a drive??? in which case external FW @ 7200rpm would be better?
DEF external! no question..
Old 24th January 2007
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This answers my question, thanks for asking kingneeraj.

Does anyone recommend a great, reliable, fast external hard drive?
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