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Re: OT Laptop recommendation needed

And both drive and RAM upgrades are very easy to DIY … just did a
quick upgrade in one of mine this morning...


On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 8:20 PM, Art Simon <simart@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The stock MacBook Pro internal hard drives all seem to be 5400 rpm, so 
>> I'd
>> upgrade to a 7200 rpm drive or use an external drive like Per suggested.
> I wasn't just thinking about drive speed when recommending an external
> FW drive for recording. As important is that recording handles long
> audio files under time pressure and that is something no computer
> system is designed for. On both OS X and Windows recording can cause
> issues to the system drive and we don't want that do we? The remedy
> for the fragmentation of drive structure audio recording (and video
> editing) can cause is to freshen up the drive now and then. On Windows
> you can do that by running the Disc Defrag Utility while OS X does it
> with a built-in background task. My way, that is way faster, is to
> have two external drives and simply format one of them from scratch
> and copy the content of the other one to the freshly formatted. It's
> like ten to twenty times faster than the tedious defragmentation
> procedure. If your time is money this is a good tip.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.perboysen.com
> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen