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#1 klausfunk

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:54 AM

Hello.
 
I need to use an external HDD to record and edit audio. So it needs to be 3-4TB.
 
What I need to know is will it be fast enough?
 
I think it needs to be USB 3.0 and 7200rpm but I am not sure.
Most external drives seem to be 5400rpm.
 
Can anyone help and recommend a suitable such drive £100-£150?
 
Thanks
 
Also - I generally only record 2 tracks at once max 24bit/44.1khz and playback no more than 16.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

What software are you using?

 

What does the software developer list as required hardware?

 

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:32 PM

"A 4 GB hard drive is the minimum size required to operate Cubase 5 on a Windows or Mac computer. The more storage space on the hard drive, the more data can be recorded when playing, recording and producing music."

 

A bit vague really. I really just want to know if a USB 3.0 drive 5400/7200 can realistically compete with a internal. And if not, how much difference are we looking at?


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

FWIW:  http://homerecording.com/bbs/general-discussions/digital-recording-computers/recording-audio-files-external-hard-drive-333614/

 

You might gain more insight/opinions by p-osting your questions at http://www.cubase.net/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?p=944894&sid=1907d5c58902e73945f36de8e55f51f6 but...I really don't think that it makes any difference where the projects are stored.

 

The statements about transfer rates possibly impacting the projects or process of recording...seem to be made by those with misguided perception, IMO.

 

Seems to me that you are treating the recording of audio...in a manner that some treat the recording/editing of video.  My experience is that the video requirements are more stringent, due to the attempted synchronization of audio and video...while recording/editing audio alone is much simpler.  But I'm just a novice who plays with these things :) on a limited, small scale.

 

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