How important is HD speed to audio creation?

TheScavenger

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Jul 14, 2007
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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
 

Killyp

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Jun 14, 2006
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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.
 

NickD

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Mar 25, 2007
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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?