Discussion in 'Recording' started by angrynote, Dec 29, 2002.
[ January 07, 2004, 03:00 PM: Message edited by: angrynote ]
RAMBUS=latency. DDR is preferred for DAW recording. Don't save yourself $20-30 by buying the cheap stuff ... it DOES make a huge difference! Personally, I've never had a problem with GENUINE Samsung DDR SDRAM memory. Stay away from off-brands like OCZ. 512Mb min, 1Gb preferred.
SOS is correct...although there is no added latency with RDRAM..it's just known that for lower latency you should go for DDR...if you're going to use a P4 try and get a board with the 845P chipset so that you can run DDR 333 officially. That's where you will see better performance. A 533 FSB processor with DDR 333 PC2700 is a killer combination....can't truly wait for dual channel DDR though! So close yet so far it seems! lol
[ January 07, 2004, 02:59 PM: Message edited by: angrynote ]
I did a basics session yesterday with my new machine, which is prety much what you are purchasing except i have the 2.4 chip. I was tracking 16 tracks into a Hammerfall card at 3MS latency, monitoring a couple of Wave Ren. verbs and a midi click track. Rock solid, I was amazed. I was using Cubase SX for one track and used Logic 5.3 for another. In addition to the Ren verbs, I was running an EXS24 sampler in Logic. You will enjoy that system.
No, ATA100., I hear there is not a big difference between 100 and 133 (I guess it's just 33 )Our man Opus says stay away from the Raid controleers unless you are indeed setting up a Raid array. I use the Maxtor 40G as my system drive on the first IDE channel and a WD120G with the 8meg cache as my audio drive on the second IDE bus. The thing screams...build it....have fun! BTW, my previous machine was an AMD 1.1G, which this thing leaves in the dust as far as DAW performace. I couldn't do $*^t at low latency settings.
I'm curious as to why to stay away from raid controllers. I always thought of raid to improve a system than to make it worse. Can some one explain this to me?
RAID controllers built on the motherboard are the ones to stay away from in the long run. It's best to get one as a PCI card IF you are going to do that at all. It's not that they're bad it's just that you aren't gaining anything with using them. You need to do a striped only to get a noticeable performance increase in any way. The problem with that is if one drive goes down you lose half your data. If you do the striped and mirrored you don't have that but when you do that configuration you lose performance due to the redundancy application going on.
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