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Don't know if it's in the right place....(if not: mods ''do yr thang'')

I'm thinking about upgrading my production-pc with a new harddisk for my audio-files (wav. etc). I've been reading about this stuff a bit and it seems that a dedicated drive for yr wavs etc would improve your diskstreaming a lot (wich makes sense to me).


Do you know any info on this? what are good drives for audio?
Is bigger=better concerning space on that audio-drive?
Know any links about this topic?
Would two of the same brand harddisk (one for prog filles , one for audio etc)give you a better performance then two different brands (i m guessing it would ...)
What should i defo check when looking at harddisks(example: what speed? what is good? what not??etc etc).
What would this set me back (i'm on a budget Roll Eyes )?.

I know it's a lot of questions at once .... Big Grin
I'm pretty 'noob' when it comes to Pc 's and stuff so...Any help would be very appreciated.....

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Well, you should make sure you get at least 7200rpm harddisks. Also, if you have higher capacities, the disks become faster coz the data is closer to eachother, so you have faster burst speeds.
If possible, go for a 10000rpm SCSI disk, if you have a SCSI controller. SCSI has much higher transfer rates and puts less stress on the motherboard bus, speeding up stuff.

I only have ATA, and I always buy Maxtor, which is a well known, affordable yet decent brand.

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Thanx surya....usefull information.

any others have opinions on these matters? Common, where are the computer wizards at?

what would one of those 10000rpm SCSI disks cost? say 60-80 gig capacity...(seems like enough no.... ?

Would the advantage compared to a one harddisk-pc in performance be a huge difference?

Anyone know sites/online-shops who specialise in audio-pc's (i know carrillion pc and such..)?
Also (and i'll stop for a while now hehe): i've been reading about seagate barracuda drives. any info on that ?

I wanna be very shure that this will improve my set-up ...the''wanting- list'' is still long so it has to be worthh to invest in.

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What I can say is that there are different options: Now you get S-ATA disk pretty cheap and If you mount them on raid 0 basis, you'll get close to the speed of an SCSI disk.....
I know those for being the hot deals of the moment: Maxtor Diamondmax, 300 Go ans 16 Mo of cache memory (!!) but there are still a bit expensive: 180 Euros...
I own a Seagate barracuda, and all I can say is it's a really reliable hard disk ( no much noise, good performance and they don't get so hot while using...).

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SCSI disks are very expsensive, prepare to fork out between ¤250 and ¤500!

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True true, quality and reliability got a cost!!!
Oh, and there is this new system called NCQ ( Native Command Queuing) coming up with the new ata 2 system... That's top of the range but will be a great improvement for the S-ATA disk users, if they got the money to afford it!! ( new motherboard, new disk and new power unit!: nothing new, always like that!! Roll Eyes )

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maxtor rocks for both quality and price.

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SCSI disks are very expsensive, prepare to fork out between ¤250 and ¤500!


Huh

Damn, didn't expect it to be this much....
Thanks for the info.

Anymore views on these matters?

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I think SATA is the way to go for new harddrives. High speeds, easier cabling, and lower cost then scsi. Only thing is that u may have to uprgrade your motherboard and power supply to get SATA, but same goes for scsi in most cases.

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Have you thought about maybe an external USB or Firewire hard drive? price wise they're pretty resonable & they're portable
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But they're slower, and that's not what Daze is going for...

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Listen to Surya on this one:

At least 7200 RPM's
S-ATA/U-ATA
60-80 Gb
Maxtor/Western Digital

Not too pricey, quick enough, won't need new motherboard, won't need new PS, all around good stuff.

Of course.....we'd all love a 60Gb 10,000 RPM SCSI drive......but until we can afford those.....I'd stick with cost effective, reliable, and just plain sexy S-ATA drives.

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cheers lads,
really...helpfull stuff this is. Bigup

Those flashy SCSI drives are a bit to much cash for me ...
so i might check out the other suggestions(SATA shizl).


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