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Old 02-22-2009, 06:03 PM
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Default External Hard drives seem to be USb 2.0 recommend me one ?

All I seem to be finding is Usb 2.0 hard drives no firewire support.
firewire is on its way out apparently ?

Can anyone recommend a good Ex Hard drive thats cheap.

and will pro tools eventually support 2.0 and even 3.0 when its out ?
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:08 PM
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Default Re: External Hard drives USb 2.0 Only

The OWC drives are great and have interfacing for usb, firewire400 and 800 as well as esata. They also use the oxford chipset that digidesign recommends.

You can buy them at www.macsales.com and they are very affordable.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:08 PM
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Default Re: External Hard drives USb 2.0 Only

and Another question,

If I re record all my tracks to the External will I get a better sound, as I recorded them to my macbooks internal.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:17 PM
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The OWC drives are great and have interfacing for usb, firewire400 and 800 as well as esata. They also use the oxford chipset that digidesign recommends.

You can buy them at www.macsales.com and they are very affordable.

can't seem to buy them anywhere in the uk
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: External Hard drives USb 2.0 Only

There's no difference in sound quality using an external drive, but you will have better system reliability and higher track count.

I'm not sure how to help you in obtaining a drive in the UK. Can you get Western Digital? They were making mybook home premium editions that had firewire 400.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:34 PM
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Default Re: External Hard drives seem to be USb 2.0 recommend me one ?

I seem to be only able to find Usb 2.0 ones.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: External Hard drives seem to be USb 2.0 recommend me one ?

FireWire drives UK - Google Search

Most major retailers only deal in cheap USB junk with high profit margins. If you want to find quality FW stuff you'll need to find a specialty shop or an online retailer.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: External Hard drives seem to be USb 2.0 recommend me one ?

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All I seem to be finding is Usb 2.0 hard drives no firewire support.
firewire is on its way out apparently ?

Can anyone recommend a good Ex Hard drive thats cheap.

and will pro tools eventually support 2.0 and even 3.0 when its out ?

I bought one just recently from OyenDigital. I thought the price reasonable.Very happy with it. Here's the link. Remember to get the 7200 rpm option and also firewire 800 is not supported for MBox2 Pro systems.

http://oyendigital.com/firewire-usb-...ard-drive.html

Ben
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:47 PM
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Default Re: External Hard drives seem to be USb 2.0 recommend me one ?

I've heard good things about RocStor drive (I know sever people using them but not myself)
where to get them on your side of the pond, I don't know
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:54 PM
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FireWire drives UK - Google Search

Most major retailers only deal in cheap USB junk with high profit margins. If you want to find quality FW stuff you'll need to find a specialty shop or an online retailer.
been googling for over an hour now. lol
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