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 Post subject: OT: Ibook hd speeds
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2003 6:29 pm 

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I'm getting ready to put a new hard drive into my ibook (so I can fill it with clips) and I'm wondering how fast the one it came with is. Also, if anyone has experience putting in a faster one, did you notice improvement (both in and out of Live)?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2003 4:02 am 

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The OEM iBook hard drive is 4200 RPM

Keep in mind that a faster hard drive will run hotter and use more battery power.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2003 5:52 pm 

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Thanks. Good tips!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2003 11:27 pm 
might be better to use an external 7200rpm firewire drive if ya can.
if not, go deep and go for the full 60gig 4500rpm


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:22 am 
amen to that. If at all feasible, get an external firewire 7,200 RPM drive, with 8.9 ms seek time, 8 MB cache. You can get a western digital in an enclosure for about $240 for 120 gigs. The better your hard drive stats, the more tracks/clips you will be able to have without problems, and it is night and day between my external drive and my internal 4,200 40 gig drive on my toshiba satelite. I can record and playback way (at least twice as many)more tracks at once with the external firewire drive. It should be less per gig with external too. If you can't deal with the size, noise, or adapter of a drive like mine, you can also get external drives powered from your computer that are quite, and have better stats than internal drives. or just get the biggest, fastest internal drive possible.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2003 5:15 pm 

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It just seems that I'm defeating the purpose of a laptop if I keep having to lug around external equipment. I already have a keyboard and I plan to get a Firewire audio interface. An external drive will keep me from having all my samples with me wherever I go. Good advice, but I still want an internal (and they are up to 80GB).

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they have 80 now? danm.


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