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04-15-2005, 06:05 PM
Hello folks!

I just purchased a 250 Gig Maxtor firewire external hard drive that spins at 7200 RPM. My question is this: Inside my dual 2.5 G5 I have two 250 gig hard drives. I purchase the external drive to be used as my dedicated sample library drive. This got me thinking though. Will the internal drives inside my G5 be quicker in regards to streaming the samples? If so, then I should use the external drive as the disk I save my audio files/projects to and use the internal drive for my samples libraries. Is anyone else using an external drive as a dedicated drive for their samples? Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

James III

04-15-2005, 10:41 PM
What are the RPMs of your internal drives and the cache speeds?

I use an external HD via USB2 and it works just fine for streaming samples. Unless you plan on running MASSIVE samples through that pipe, you should be quite a'ok no matter which way yah go. *gives thumbs up* Also, having a dedicated HD just for samples is a good idea.

I have all my audio programs on one HD, my OS on another, and my samples on a third.

Scott Rogers
04-16-2005, 12:01 AM
James are you using Firewire 400 or 800?

04-16-2005, 12:37 AM
I'm using firewire 400.