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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mellowlogic wrote:
Reece wrote:
RAID 1 will do that.

you'd need a third HD for your OS and programs if you wanted to keep it all seperate though, the two disks will be mirror images on each other and as far as your OS is concerned it'd be writing to one 300gb HD whereas your RAID controller would be writing it to 2.

it also handles crashes so you wouldn't notice if one of the disks fails, i'm sure you get notified somehow but unless they both die it wouldn't fuck stuff up. you can then just put in a new HD and it'll copy all data from the first to the second and you're back on form again.


You're on the right track, however the mirroring parody has high latency for writes to disk. Because of this, I would avoid working off this raid volume, and rather save stuff you want to keep indefinitely there.
Tbh using a ssd for your work area sounds badass.


haha, yeah, im really nerding out about solid state right now. i need to look into just how much space i really need to run my entire OS and software. it might be that i can be pretty minimal as far as disk size here, which would be necessary considering the prohibitive prices on high volume solid state right now.

i wonder how much space ardour would need free to handle my current project needs, so that everything can be running quick and smooth on the solid state drive, and the RAIDd twin high capacity drives can be just for archiving.


what is the advantage of having the daw on one volume and the input recording to another volume, anyway?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bollocks, i typed up a long response and then clicked the close button rather than the tab next to it.

in short, you'll be doing disk read/writes for your DAW and OS and whatever else you've got running if it's all on one drive as well as the audio you're recording. having a disk drive dedicated to recording should give you better perfomance. i don't think it'd affect latency 'cause that's more to do with your software and cpu/ram/etc.

i think this would be different using an SSD cause they write randomly and you'll have a way lower seek time.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reece wrote:
bollocks, i typed up a long response and then clicked the close button rather than the tab next to it.

in short, you'll be doing disk read/writes for your DAW and OS and whatever else you've got running if it's all on one drive as well as the audio you're recording. having a disk drive dedicated to recording should give you better perfomance. i don't think it'd affect latency 'cause that's more to do with your software and cpu/ram/etc.

i think this would be different using an SSD cause they write randomly and you'll have a way lower seek time.


fuuuuuuuuck, i hate it when i do that. ive done that like twice just in this thread.


thats kind of why i want and SSD. with an ssd, i could sort of eliminate the need for one of the HDs, except that that would be one less copy to burn through before im fucked.

how much ram would i need do you think before i could just record all my current progress to ram, then use HDs just for saving my work?
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