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Old 03-18-2004, 08:12 PM
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Default Portable Hard Drives

What are the differences between the various removable hard drives on the market. Glyph hard drives were recommended by my pro audio dealer while others have said Maxtor drives are just as good (and more affordable). Also, are there other manufacturers I should be considering?
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Old 03-18-2004, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: Portable Hard Drives

Search the forum for 'firewire hard drives' - the recommendations remain the same as the last bazillion times this has been asked. Not trying to be rude, just trying to introduce you to the search function. FWIW, I use OWC drives and love them.
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Old 03-19-2004, 06:05 AM
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Default Re: Portable Hard Drives

While the Glyph drives peform very well, IMHO they are extremely overpriced, and there are many many less expensive solutions that will perform just as good or better.

To be Protools read/write compatible a FW dirve must be a minimum of 7200rpm, and use the Oxford 911 chipset. Any drive that meets these specs will work with Protools generally. Bigger cache and lower seek times are better.

Under 7200rpm drives and those without the Osforad bridge can be used for backup, you jsut cannot run the sessions from them.
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Old 03-20-2004, 04:20 AM
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Default Re: Portable Hard Drives

I've never had a problem with a Maxtor or Western Digital hard drive. I have had problems with a Pyro 1394 firewire case that you can put IDE devices in. The hard drives I tried in it would have problems mounting and often would make an audible click and then freeze my G4. Very strange and frustrating. The same hard drives work perfectly inside the G4.

I recommend Glyph and La Cie firewire drives. My friend owns a La Cie and it functions perfectly.
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