How important is HD speed to audio creation?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by TheScavenger, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. TheScavenger macrumors 6502

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    I was thinking about upgrading the HD on my macbook from the factory 120GB 5400 RPM to a 120GB 7200 RPM? What effect would this have on digital music creation potential?

    thanks, Josh
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    It would increase it definitely, but I suspect the head speed is more of an issue, although I think this would probably see an increase when you also increase the RPM of the hard drive.
     
  3. TheScavenger thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the input! Anybody else?

    Josh
     
  4. NickD macrumors 6502a

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    Why not go with the 5400 RPM internal, and then get a fast FW400 or FW800 external HD to use as a scratch disk of sorts?
     
  5. TheScavenger thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I found a 160GB 7200.2 Seagate Momentus for $119. I couldn't pass it up :) I will still probably get a FW400 as well.

    Josh
     
  6. NickD macrumors 6502a

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    That sounds like a good plan! It should give you enough storage hopefully for all your files.
     
  7. JHacker macrumors 6502

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    Yes, get a firewire 400 external as well. It's not recommended to record audio to the same drive that the program is running on.
     

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