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ANUS advice, please.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Tore Nylund, Sep 14, 2002.

  1. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    As I understand the Asus P4B266 is the Mobo you're supposed to build your DAW on.
    What about Asus P4B266SE ? Is it still a good mobo or is some crucial part missing on the SE-model? Trying to build my first DAW and I'd be grateful for help here.
    One more question.
    I'm going to have 2 HD and 2 CD (ROM and Writer) on my DAW. What is the best IDE config. for those 4 units? Is IDE1-HD (OS) with CD-ROM as slave and IDE2- HD (WAV) with CD-writer as slave the best way to do it?
     
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard to the ANUS club! lol
    The ANUS machine isn't specific to one Mainboard..it's specific to Asus. As long as you have an Asus you're allright :D
     
  3. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    Thanx for lighten up my darkness.
    Just another question about HD:
    I'm not sure wich ones I should go for...
    I've read that IBM and Seagate are good ones, enough speed and everything . Now I've seen that Western Digital Caviar XL comes with 8 Mb cache (IBM and Seagate only have 2 MB )
    Would these 8 MB cache make the WD a better HD for the DAW ?
    Another important thing, Noise-level of the HD...
    Anyone who knows how silent different HD's are?
    And once again, thankyou for sharing your knowledge... After being completely lost in the jungle of DAW... I've finally found a path to salvation ;)
     
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Ok.....some information to be thought about here...
    IBM drives are a no no! IBM is stopping production of IDE drives..why? Because they fail too much. They are replacing drives left and right and have too many lawsuits pending because of them. IBM drives suffer from bad clusters all the time..they say you can use a software program to fix them....I say...why? If a drive constantly has bad clusters forming why bother?
    Now, the Western Digital drives are THE way to go for IDE based systems. They are quiet, do not heat up and perform amazing over any other IDE drive....well, I do need to look into the new Maxtor 8MB drives as they are now in the race again....that really depends tho and I as I stated in Son of Smawg's latest post, I need to do some benchmarking tests to see how they compare....
    Glad to show you the light through the dark tunnel of the DAW world...
    This is yet another WWOD(What Would Opus Do) moment :D
     
  5. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    Hmmm ... WWOD ... WWJD ... ya know, John Lennon caught a lot of $*^t for a similar statement. LOL
     
  6. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    Hmmm ... but then again ... if I were to say that you have been more of an influence on me than John Lennon was, would that be sacreligious? LOL
     
  7. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Well, if John was a religious idol, and to some people he is, than yes! Shall we burn all Opus related material because of it! lmao!
    Opus :D
     

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