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DAW Configuration Help

Discussion in 'Recording' started by delmastro, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. delmastro

    delmastro Guest

    Hello to all and thanks in advance for your help.

    I am planning my new DAW based on the following hardware and software:

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+
    Gigabyte K8NS Ultra 939
    NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    (2) 1GB Crucial DDR400
    (1) 160GB Samsung SP1614N (PATA)
    (2) 160GB Samsung SP1614C (SATA)
    Sony DRU-720A DVD +/-RW

    UAD-1 Ultra Pack
    Mackie Onyx F400
    Alesis Photon X49

    Traction 2
    Ableton Live 4
    Stylus RMX
    Scarbee Imperial Drums XL
    Scarbee Vintage Keyboard Collection
    Native Instruments B4
    Native Instruments Pro 53

    A few questions:

    1) Am I correct in assuming the following hard drive configuration?:

    Drive 1 (IDE) - O.S. and Programs (Windows, Live, Traction, NI VSTi's)
    Drive 2 (SATA) - Audio files
    Drive 3 (SATA) - Samples and Romplers (Stylus, Scarbee)

    2) As I will have only one computer and would need to connect to the internet, what is the best way to achieve seperation between the DAW and general purpose parts of the computer? Dual boot? Is it possible in a dual boot configuration to completely isolate the DAW from the perils of being connected to the internet?

    3) How should I partition the system drive, i.e., how much space to allocate to what.

    Thanks again, your help is greatly appreciated.
  2. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    We've covered this recently and in depth mate just do a search, J
  3. fontane

    fontane Guest

    no need to partition anything if you have dedicated drives... if you do, you may run into problems down the road... if you have to, i believe you are suppose to give your OS partition something like a min of 30% more room than you assume to keep the OS happy...

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