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Re: setting up Mac for audio - questions

Firewire can be daisy-chained. Thus no need for a hub. Avoid USB for
audio if possible (USB data transmission capacity flutter with varying
CPU load).

It's more safe to use extra drives for your project recordings. Best
is two drives, where you copy files to keep them identical. This
serves two causes: you back up your work and you never have to suffer
downtime to defrag the work dirves (given you reformat a drive before
copying all work files to it).

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.looproom.com internet music hub

On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Louie Angulo
<louie.angulo@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello people,
> im going to be aupgrading from the dual core 21" imac to the 27" quad
> core for audio recording purposes.
> The thing i need to consider before buying is:
> would it be better to get it with the 2TB HD than the 1TB?
> would you then partition the 2TB in two and put all of your software
> in one and your recordings into the second partition?
> or would you just get a 1TB and get an external HD to store your files?
> which one would you recommend or is faster, firewire or USB? could you
> give me a link to professional reliable ones?
> the Imacs only have one FW800 port in the back where i already have my
> RME FW800 plugged in
> that means i would need a FW hub to plug the external HD,which one
> would you recomend  that have combinations of USBs and FW?
> so far ive found this one :
> http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=199941
> thanx for your help!
> cheers
> Luis
> --
> www.luis-angulo.com