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Old 07-20-2012, 05:27 PM
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Default USB 3.0 for Audio Drive - Test Results

Works great

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Old 09-02-2012, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: USB 3.0 for Audio Drive - Test Results

Thinking about this computer and wondering how things run at 128 samples for H/W Buffer. I need do solo projects and need to overdub at 128 samples with tons of tracks and plugins already going. I'm also curious about USB 3.0 for external recording hard drive.

I see this is Pro Tools 9 but I am on Pro Tools 10.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: USB 3.0 for Audio Drive - Test Results

Wow. That's incredible! I have ordered the MBP non-retina 2.6GHz i7 but with the stock 5400 RPM drive. I plan to get two SSD in there in the future. Do you recommend using a SATA in a USB 3.0 enclosure or did you already have the drive so that's what you went with? I'm looking for anyone's feedback at successful USB 3.0 drives for recording.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:32 PM
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Default Re: USB 3.0 for Audio Drive - Test Results

A few random comments -

Thanks for posting the results, great stuff.

One comment on the Startech dock: Many of us will be interested in USB3 with SSD. The Stattech looks a great test model so you can just plug in existing drives, but just be aware that it I believe the Startech's drive interface is SATA II (3 Gbit/s) not SATA III (6Gbit/s). Which won't be an issue with many older drives but will start becoming a limit with good SSD drives.

If I was buying a Mac now with USB 3, one option is to look for a USB 3/FW800 combo drive (with appropriate Oxford FW chipset), that lets you use the FW800 if the USB 3 has problems - or in my case it would also let me move disks between the new and several old Mac.

There are starting to be some USB 3.0 / FW 800 drives available like the (LaCie Rugged Triple USB 3.0 -- Not the 5400 rpm/7200 rpm different models, I believable this is Oxford chipset based, would be nice to see Lacie confirm this) and others - but unfortunately several of the early vendors shipping these are targeting the portable/utra-thin MacBook Pro/Macbook Air type uses and have a sucky 5400 rpm drive stuck on the end of USB 3.0. Ugh. (e.g. the G-Tech G-Drive slim "now with USB 3.0"... ah big yawn.)

Has anybody tied a LaCie Rugged Triple USB 3.0 on USB 3 and/or FW 800?

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