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Old 01-14-2009, 07:18 PM
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Default Any benefit of 2nd internal drive for audio instead of firewire drive?

I recently picked up a G4 (MDD 1.25, 2 gigs of RAM) tower for next to nothing to use as a second/family computer. I also plan to do some light Pro Tools editing on it (7.4).
For now, I pulled the hard drive out of my firewire enclosure and mounted it as a second drive inside the G4 tower.

I've opened a couple of moderate-sized sessions with it, and everything seems to run smoothly.

I'm *assuming* that a second internal is quicker & more stable for audio recording than a firewire drive, even though there's nothing wrong with firewire.

Just curious if there's a discussion there... Meaning, is one just as good as the other? Or does a 2nd internal actually read & write data faster than a firewire drive?

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Old 01-14-2009, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: Any benefit of 2nd internal drive for audio instead of firewire drive?

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I recently picked up a G4 (MDD 1.25, 2 gigs of RAM) tower for next to nothing to use as a second/family computer....
Just curious if there's a discussion there... Meaning, is one just as good as the other? Or does a 2nd internal actually read & write data faster than a firewire drive?

Thanks for the tips-
I had a MDD 1.25 (loved that machine!). I now have a dual 2.7 G5 with two internal and two external FW drives. From running drive diagnostics I can tell you that the 2nd internal drive has transfer times that are faster than either of my external drives (and one is a FW 800) with my set up at least. The internal is a western digital and I have a seagate and Lacie external.

YMMV
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Default Re: Any benefit of 2nd internal drive for audio instead of firewire drive?

Ditto. Slightly better performance recording to a second internal drive.
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I definitely get better performance and stability recording to a second internal SATA as opposed to Ext FW400.
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