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Laptop HDD question
Old 27th December 2010
  #1
Laptop HDD question

So I've got the new laptop on its way, core i7 quad, 8GB ram, the whole works...i elected to get 2x320GB drives (7200rpm) rather than a single 640, with the idea that one drive would be system files, etc, and the other as my production drive, where all my project files and audio would be stored. the question is, am I better to still have an external HDD (i have an eSATA port on the machine as well, so that's perhaps an option), or is the drive in the laptop alright? i'm thinking in terms of temperature perhaps, and this sort of thing. I've heard a couple of different opinions on this so I wanted to sort of poll the group...thoughts?

thanks
Old 27th December 2010
  #2
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you might run out of space pretty soon if you have large sample libraries and record a lot of audio.

if you have an esata port, I suppose the advantage of having a 3rd drive could be portability and filesharing of projects with others. Also, it could serve as a backup for a disk image and your project files.
Old 27th December 2010
  #3
alrighty i'm convinced...just ordered a lacie rugged 1TB eSATA drive...problem solved

cheers
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