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Old 10th September 2007
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Cool USB ext' HDD, ne good 4 audio recording?

Hi all,
I'm looking for a decent external hard drive to use for recording audio to with my Mac G4 DP 1.2ghz & Digi 001.
I've just noticed one on sale which looks good on the Maplin's website (Maplin > 320GB Maxtor External Hard Drive), which is a 320 GB Maxtor for 60 quid. The speed is 7200rpm, so that's cool but what's worrying me is the fact that its USB not firewire. I know this is cool for storage etc but can i use it as my main protools audio drive?
Ta in advance for any replies..
Old 10th September 2007
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I bought a Samsung Spinpoint HDD and installed it in a USB2 caddy for use with my laptop.

My sessions are usually in the region of 20-30 tracks of 24/44.1 and it manages just fine. The added load on the CPU because it's USB is not noticible when I'm working. It's a Centrino 1.6ghz.
Old 10th September 2007
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Hi all,
I'm looking for a decent external hard drive to use for recording audio to with my Mac G4 DP 1.2ghz & Digi 001.
I've just noticed one on sale which looks good on the Maplin's website (Maplin > 320GB Maxtor External Hard Drive), which is a 320 GB Maxtor for 60 quid. The speed is 7200rpm, so that's cool but what's worrying me is the fact that its USB not firewire. I know this is cool for storage etc but can i use it as my main protools audio drive?
Ta in advance for any replies..
No Maxtor for me anymore.
Only Seagate is the best.
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