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Need some advice on drive layout....
Last post Wed, May 26 2004 by JohnM, 1 replies.
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Posted on Wed, May 26 2004 23:55
by JohnM
Joined on Wed, Jan 29 2003, UK, Posts 18
This is a bit of a plea for help to the Mac gurus here, as even after reading many posts, I'm still not sure what the best route is!

With the prospect of a 3 day weekend ahead, Iwill use the time to rebuild my Mac (dual 1.Cool G5 and reinstall all software. Currently I have a 74Gb Raptor as my boot drive for music, and the original 160gb seagate to boot for general tasks.

I have thought that it may be a good idea to get a Lacie BigDisk Extreme, as these appear to contain two drives on a firewire800 connection. If I had Logic, my softsynths/effects and the audio tracks on one of these drives and my samples on another, would this provide the best performance, or should I use an internal drive for either the audio tracks or my samples?

The idea of using an external drive has advantages, as I plan to get a Powerbook later this year, so I can work 'on the road', so to speak.

I should also point out that I am using a Yamaha 01/X mLan mixer and a TC Powercore firewire for effects. Would these devices impact on streaming performance off a firewire800 drive.

I do understand that I may just have to 'suck it and see' and work through the many possible combinations to find the answer, but any clues would be welcome.
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