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Old 02-16-2012, 06:00 PM
kyluigi kyluigi is offline
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: united states
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Default computer compatibility/hard drives

Can anyone recommend an external usb hard drive preferably under 200? Also here is my sandra report. Is my computer really compatible with Pro Tools 8? I have been using 8.05 on windows 7 and i'm convinced its my computer thats holding me back. (as well as the hard drive i was using to record to) but can anyone tell me if my computer is really not suited for pro tools 8 le and if so why. thanks!

Model : Sony Corporation VPCEH14FM

Model : Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz
Speed : 2GHz
Cores per Processor : 2 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 2 Unit(s)
Type : Dual-Core
Integrated Data Cache : 2x 32kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
L2 On-board Cache : 2x 256kB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
L3 On-board Cache : 3MB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 12-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size, 4 threads sharing

Mainboard : Sony Corporation VAIO
BIOS : INSYDE R0180Z9 04/28/2011
Bus(es) : X-Bus PCI PCIe USB i2c/SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : No
Total Memory : 4GB DDR3 SO-DIMM

Model : 4173 0104h
Front Side Bus Speed : 1x 100MHz (100MHz)
Total Memory : 4GB DDR3 SO-DIMM
Channels : 1
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 667MHz (1.33GHz)

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : CE M471B5273DH0-CH9 4GB DDR3 SO-DIMM PC3-10700S DDR3-1334 (9-9-9-25 4-34-10-5)

Video System
Video Adapter : Intel(R) HD Graphics Family (12 SM4.1 650MHz, 64MB DDR3 2x666MHz, Integrated Graphics)

Graphics Processor
Compute Shader Processor : Intel(R) HD Graphics Family (12SP 650MHz, 64MB 2x666MHz, Integrated Graphics)

Storage Devices
TOSHIBA MK6465GSXN (640.1GB, SATA300, 2.5", 5400rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache) : 596GB (C:)
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7710H (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache) : N/A (E:)

Logical Storage Devices
System Reserved : 100MB (NTFS)
Hard Disk (C:) : 586GB (NTFS) @ TOSHIBA MK6465GSXN (640.1GB, SATA300, 2.5", 5400rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache)
Recovery : 11GB (NTFS)
Hard Disk (Q:) : N/A
Optical Drive (E:) : N/A @ Optiarc DVD RW AD-7710H (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache)

LPC Hub Controller 1 : 4173 1C49h
LPC Legacy Controller 1 : T0 FC-11
Audio Device : 4173 1C20h
Audio Codec : 5361 506Eh
Disk Controller : 4173 1C03h
USB Controller 1 : 4173 1C2Dh
USB Controller 2 : 4173 1C26h
SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : Intel 801xx/63xx SMBus

Printers and Faxes
Printer : Microsoft XPS Document Writer (600x600, Colour)
Printer : Lexmark Z2400 Series (4800x4800, USB, Colour)
Printer : HP Officejet 4500 G510n-z fax (200x200, Colour)
Printer : HP Officejet 4500 G510n-z (1200x1200, Colour)
Fax : Microsoft Shared Fax Driver (200x200)

Scanners and Cameras
Scanner : Hewlett-Packard 4500 G510n-z, (Scanner, 2400x2400, USB)

Network Services
Network Adapter : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Network Adapter : Intel(R) Centrino(R) WiMAX 6150
Wireless Adapter 1 : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 6150 (802.11g (ERP), TKIP, 54Mbps)

Power Management
Mains (AC) Line Status : On-Line
Battery No 1 : 45%

Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home 6.01.7601 (Service Pack 1)
Platform Compliance : x64

Windows Experience Index
Current System : 4.7
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