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Are IDE hard drives up to speed nowadays?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by dabmeister music, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Woodbridge, Va
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    I plan on doing some video in the near future along with audio. So I was wondering, are the current HD's up to speed? The last time I used this one video program, I would get a lot of "jitter" whenever I'd play a movie or something. I was under the impression :roll: that the RPM speed of the drive determined this. Is my theory correct or is it wishful thinking?
  2. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Distinguished Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    Shouldn't be an issue, make sure the drive is 7200 rpm.

    I've been taking a series of After Effects classes at a local college, haven't had any problems using a firewire drive for projects. Most of the footage is full screen uncompressed. :cool:
  3. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Guest

    I'd say they are up to speed alright. Make sure it is
    1. an ATA100 or ATA133 disk
    2. running at 7200rpm
    3. with an 8MB buffer on board.

    Those disks have a pretty nice performance and should cover your needs.

  4. jscott

    jscott Guest

    I do not think either of the previous posts to be entirely correct and are lacking in sufficent advice for you to make a wise decision.

    Please see the post and links below.

    I think that gets right to the point?

    The balance of this previous post was deleted to protect those who do not have an ability or time to read.
  5. M Brane

    M Brane Guest

    See for yourself:


  6. jscott

    jscott Guest

    Yes, here is a shorter shortcut.
  7. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Guest

    And when you are done reading all the long answers and the "professional research" that comes to the same conclusion as I did in my short answer you can finally feel relieved that you didn't spend much more than a day or two and consider going back to making music ;) .

  8. jscott

    jscott Guest

    MisterBlue (I'll keep this short)

    Maybe they would want to be better informed rather than simply rely upon you, me or anyone else?

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