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Old 01-27-2009, 03:47 PM
wheelingwv wheelingwv is offline
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Default Digi002/Mac/Glyph Q.

Has anyone had any problems running ProTools sessions (Digi 002, LE 7.3, Macbook, OS 10.4.9, Glyph GT050Q) when the external drive being used for sessions also contains files that are not related to ProTools? I want to back up some misc. files from my Macbook (emails, Word docs, i-tunes, etc) onto my Glyph firewire drive, but not sure if it might affect system performance during sessions. The drive has approx. 90% free space available and the misc. files in question would probably use about 25% of the total 160G capacity.

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Old 01-27-2009, 04:05 PM
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Default Re: Digi002/Mac/Glyph Q.

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Has anyone had any problems running ProTools sessions (Digi 002, LE 7.3, Macbook, OS 10.4.9, Glyph GT050Q) when the external drive being used for sessions also contains files that are not related to ProTools? I want to back up some misc. files from my Macbook (emails, Word docs, i-tunes, etc) onto my Glyph firewire drive, but not sure if it might affect system performance during sessions. The drive has approx. 90% free space available and the misc. files in question would probably use about 25% of the total 160G capacity.

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In general this should not be a problem as the operating system heeps track of every cluster being written to the hard drive. There is the likelihood that this may introduce some fragmentation of files but that often happens even without the non-Protool files. external USB drive are so cheap now, that is how I would recommend to backup those non-Protools files. I saw at MacMall today a 500GB eSATA/USB2.0 for $49.99. they also has a 1 TB unit for $89.99. Remember that USB drives are not recommended to use for Protools but for backing up your non=Protools files, they are perfect. Or you can simply burn them to a DVD-R.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:35 PM
Brad Gillie Brad Gillie is offline
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Default Re: Digi002/Mac/Glyph Q.

I have no problems with a similar set up. I usually fill my Glyph drives about 3/4 full by the end of each year before archiving what I want to keep on another drive. I have not had any performance issues with non Pro Tools files being stored on my external drives.
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