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Old 05-13-2013, 03:50 AM
Bill Denton Bill Denton is offline
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Default Re: external hard drive for storage?

May not be an issue, but just to be on the safe side since "storage" is a somewhat ambiguous term...

When recording, the audio files should be "recorded" to a drive other than the "system" drive.

As far as Pro Tools is concerned, there is no benefit to "recording" to the "system" drive then moving the audio files to a separate drive...
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by musicman691 View Post

The connections are pretty straightforward. Just remember to set it up so that the drives don't sleep as that's not good for PT. Also make sure your system is set to not sleep. And don't forget to turn off Spotlight Indexing on your drives. All done from System Preferences and is pretty much self-explanatory along with the Apple Help system.
Interesting. Since I usually work in the studio at approx 2 hour intervals, my xHDs are always sleeping when I return. I'm not in the studio right now so I can't get my hands on my xHDs, but is there a standard way to control the HD sleep? Also in what way is the sleeping xHD "not good" for PT? I'm not disputing it, just curious.

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Old 05-13-2013, 01:21 PM
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sleep mode causes system crashes
all sleep parameters are accessible if the Energy Saver page of the OS System Prefs

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