Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-30-2009, 05:59 AM
villagesound villagesound is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 81
Default HD for orchestra library?

I am on the verge of purchasing a fairly expansive orchestra library - would it be more optimal to store the library of audio files on an external firewire hard drive, or on an internal hard drive? In terms of external hard drives - can someone recommend a good/reliable one (TB)? Thanks. dave
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-30-2009, 06:07 AM
jdiprofio jdiprofio is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 13
Default Re: HD for orchestra library?

Always Glyph....

Cheers,

JoeTools
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-30-2009, 06:18 AM
Keybeeetsss's Avatar
Keybeeetsss Keybeeetsss is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Memphis
Posts: 8,759
Default Re: HD for orchestra library?

Either or would be fine as long as its a good 1; of course Glyph would be a good choice...OWC drives are good too...there is a lot choices...Personally I use internal sata Samsung drives for my libraries but thatz just my preference...
__________________
MYSPACE ON'EIM
LAUTEN MICS & ME
DA'TUBE ON'EIM

'IS TAMARA HOME'
NO, SHE'S WITH
HOBO KEY
'' (that dopey green thing)

('we' must start using pronouns)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-30-2009, 11:09 AM
Howardk Howardk is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Canada, just past the line!
Posts: 1,933
Default Re: HD for orchestra library?

Quote:
Originally Posted by villagesound View Post
I am on the verge of purchasing a fairly expansive orchestra library - would it be more optimal to store the library of audio files on an external firewire hard drive, or on an internal hard drive? In terms of external hard drives - can someone recommend a good/reliable one (TB)? Thanks. dave
What computer are you using? If it is a Mac Pro, I recommend an internal SATA drive, there is space for 4 total (OS X + 3).

I own 50+ Seagate ATA and SATA drives and have never had a problem with reliability. There was a firmware problem with Seagate drives, but that was like 3 months ago, so the pipeline should be clean and it was user/dealer updateable. I just paid $72 (CAD) for a Seagate 500GB bare drive, 3.5", 7200RPM, 32 MB Cache, at a local computer store.

Any of the manufacturers of current technology SATA drives will do the trick, unless you are asking for some very unusual performance. Don't go much larger than you need to, as the drive can get segmented as you add/remove data, and then the heads have to seek further, which will slow it down.

Buy 2 drives, and backup your library as well. I suggest a simple USB drive cradle for backups. There are many manufacturers. Here is a proven example (ThermalTake BlackX):http://shop1.frys.com/product/555766...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-30-2009, 02:47 PM
TimNielsen TimNielsen is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 1,192
Default Re: HD for orchestra library?

An internal SAS should be faster than any external firewire drive.

I have 4 1.5T Seagates in my Mac Pro, and have set aside a 1T partition for samples.

If you can go internal, I would.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-30-2009, 10:29 PM
Eric Lambert's Avatar
Eric Lambert Eric Lambert is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,814
Default Re: HD for orchestra library?

Internal!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Personal orchestra 4.. moehacky General Discussion 1 02-14-2012 12:32 AM
Recommended orchestra sample library villagesound Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 17 02-03-2009 09:27 AM
OT-orchestra tuning up mp3 keithl 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 7 08-23-2004 07:20 PM
Garritan Personal Orchestra Vs Symphonic Orchestra Re_Org General Discussion 0 08-02-2004 06:57 AM
orchestra goeperd 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 0 08-08-2000 03:28 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:48 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com