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Old 05-21-2014, 03:01 AM
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hey there,

looking to upgrade my audio drives, just thought I'd check if anyone had any recommendations? I've an SSD as my internal drive which is great, but need 3 x 1TB for the audio drives so possibly not SSDs (too expensive).

I've been looking at WD VelociRaptors but apparently they're a bit noisy (great speed though at 10000rpm).

Any thoughts on what to go with/avoid??

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WD Blacks are good.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:48 AM
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WD Blacks are good.
great, thanks for that!
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:12 AM
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I've been using a variety of LaCie drives. The only thing I've focused on is the 7200rpm as opposed to the 5400rpm. They've all worked great for me, although the Little Big Disk that I have is a bit noisy. Surprisingly, their "Rugged" series has been my favorite.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:27 AM
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I've been using a variety of LaCie drives. The only thing I've focused on is the 7200rpm as opposed to the 5400rpm. They've all worked great for me, although the Little Big Disk that I have is a bit noisy. Surprisingly, their "Rugged" series has been my favorite.
great, will look at lacie too. Definitely thinking 7200rpm minimum!
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As I have posted this links in another thread already I thought I could do it here too .
Nothing fancy but proven and recommended-by-Avid-stuff.

Avid-recommended standard 3,5"
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firew...W800_FW400_USB
the portable 2,5" version of it
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firew...W800_FW400_USB

Another Avid recommendation
http://www.avastor.com/HDXoverview.htm

Widley used drives by the PT community
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/StuMini1TB/

http://www.amazon.com/Glyph-1TB-GPT5...J8GTMENJTNBH8N

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/d2Quadra2TB/

http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-drive
http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-drive-mini

If one´s on a very tight budget these are fast and do work with Pro Tools actually
http://store.apple.com/us/product/H9...sb-30-7200-rpm
...only the 500GB, 7200rpm, FW800 will work...you may not choose the 1TB, 5400rpm, Thunderbolt
as the rotation speed of the disc will be too slow, it doesn´t help that it´s Thunderbolt-connected!!

Some people say these may have too less Cache but many others work with it successfully...
including myself as this is my 3rd (mobile) HD which I use daisy chained behind another one
and I run about 20-25 tracks in PT11 from it... it does a great job so far. Can´t complain actually.

However if one can afford it and is used actually to run sessions with a very high amount of tracks from his HDs,
he may take one of the other listed above for safety´s sake which come with higher amounts of Cache.



Best of success everybody,

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Old 05-21-2014, 08:03 AM
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As I have posted this links in another thread already I thought I could do it here too .
Nothing fancy but proven and recommended-by-Avid-stuff.

Avid-recommended standard 3,5"
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firew...W800_FW400_USB
the portable 2,5" version of it
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firew...W800_FW400_USB

Another Avid recommendation
http://www.avastor.com/HDXoverview.htm

Widley used drives by the PT community
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/StuMini1TB/
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GPT3-500/

http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-drive
http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-drive-mini

Best of success,

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Hey there,

thanks a million for that, lots of good advice. really much appreciated!
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:25 AM
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been using my glyph for a few years now, its been rock solid, had one hic kup at the beginning and experienced real instant and helpful support
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Based on personal and professional experience...

Seaget and WD drives, USB 2 or 3 are the best.

GDrive: avoid them, had 2 dead within a month.

Lacie: for the money, not so good.

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