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Old 03-22-2004, 11:34 AM
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I'm about to build an Allenstein and am wondering if hard drive size matters. I was gonna do a 120-160 system drive and use my current 40GB audio. I know I should probably switch them, but...

Is there any performance loss with a big system drive?
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Old 03-22-2004, 11:50 AM
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The bigger the better. More specifically, the more free space on the drive, the better. You will take a huge performance hit as the drive starts to fill and files are spread all over the place.

I would get fast and big.

To answer the other question, drives fill up with files way faster than system drives. While 40G is plenty for most system drives that hold programs, the drive does not get messed up so fast. Audio files accumulate as do samples. I would switch drives because 40G won't cut it. A drum sampler alone could use 10 gig in samples.
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Old 03-22-2004, 11:54 AM
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I would certainly switch them.. 40gig system and 120gig studio drive.

From a theoretically perspective the larger the drive the bigger the performance hit but it's negligible.

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Old 03-22-2004, 12:20 PM
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The girls always tell me that the my hard drive size dosen't matter, that it's all about the write speed, but I think they're just trying to make me feel better.
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Old 03-22-2004, 12:27 PM
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Yeah 40 system, 120-160 audio!!!
I wish my hard drive was smaller!
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Old 03-22-2004, 12:28 PM
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...don't forget allocation and access time

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