Good tip for GB!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Snarf!, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Snarf! macrumors member

    Snarf!

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    #1
    I`ve seen alot of people having trouble with slow disks in GB (i know of it happening in Logic & ProTools too).

    If you haven`t already maxed out your RAM, start with doing that.
    Now, Unless you have a real expencive g5, or 17" powerBook, you probably have the 4800RM disk delivered with most g4 and g3s. I have on my g4 iBook. If you spend 140$ on an external FW or USB2.0 drive with 7200RPM`s, this problem is gone forever. After I began using my external disk instead of the internal one, NO MORE slow disk issues.

    So if anyone has had any troubble, I really recomend trying this.
     
  2. Endust macrumors newbie

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    #2
    more info, more info!

    so, you're running Garage Band from the HD?

    Just copy GB onto the external?
     
  3. Kirk macrumors regular

    Kirk

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    #3
    So is Garageband running fine on your iBook? Is screen space an issue?
    I am planning on running GB on my soon-to-come eMac 1.25/1 Gig/80 HD (7200 RPM, 2MB buffer) but I am considering to cancel my order, as I hear that the 160 GB harddrives are faster (8 MB buffer) and also more quiet. I still haven’t heard from any one actually running GB on a new eMac, but it should run fine, or what?

    P.S. Heia Brann . . ! ;)
     
  4. legion macrumors 6502a

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    I think you meant "4200" rpm (there isn't a 4800rpm drive)
     
  5. Snarf! thread starter macrumors member

    Snarf!

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    regarding my "good tip"

    First. of course running the GB app from the external HD will make it run even faster, but I didn`t mention this, cause most people like to have all their apps in the apps folder. :)
    Second.
    GB is running fine on my iBook, and I think it should run GREAT on that emac, its alot better than my iBook. Just make sure you get a godd external audiocard. DO NOT rely on the audio jack in on consumer mcas. Bah. I recomend the maudio firewire410. But you should consider the 160gig HD, you can always use the space. Remember that audio files take alot of space. I have 310 GB total, and Only 100GB is free.
    Third; Yes, I did mean the 4200 RPM, which is even slower.. :)
     
  6. mr_mac macrumors member

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    #6
    iBook/Powerbooks: 4200RPM Drives factory installed
    G3/G4 Entry and mid models: 5400RPM drives factory installed
    G5: 7200RPM SATA drives factory installed.

    Just to clarify things around here...
     

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