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External Hard Drive (Pro Tools 7.4)

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by themick7, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. themick7

    themick7 Guest

    I am very new to Pro Tools as of yesterday. I am running Pro Tools LE 7.4 on a new laptop. I am looking for someone that would kindly list out some External Harddtives that I can make a choice from for Recording and Playing Back Audio. I am using a Digidesign 003 Rack Factory. I know that I need 7200 RPM with an NTFS file system for Vista Ultimate.

    Could someone let me in on what hard drives would be good choices without going to expensive. I have one firewire port on my laptop which is hooked to the Rack. I have an extra Firwire out of the back of the Rack.

    My concerns are there as well, as far as where I hook up the external hard drive.
  2. nocarsgo

    nocarsgo Guest

    I recently was in the same situation (although more with uncompressed .avi footage), and needed something that could take everything from audio, to video, to photos without issue. I ended up with the Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 500 gigabyte which ran me $120 (a great deal when compared to others). I'm not sure if it has the NTSF file system for Vista Ultimate, but I know it is compatible with Vista and is 7200RPM. You can probably check online to find out everything though. It is connected via USB 2.0, which will leave you with the extra firewire in case you need to plug something else in at the same time. In terms of quality I haven't had any issues with mine, and am very pleased all around. The setup was literally just plugging it in, no cd or patches were needed. I checked on the price, and actually found one going for $110 here: link removed
    Best of luck!
  3. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Distinguished Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    Technical note:
    You don't need it to come with NTFS. Before you put anything on it, you can use Vista or some tool to format it to NTFS. This WILL screw up all your data on it, so as I said, do it while it's empty.
  4. nocarsgo

    nocarsgo Guest

    Oh, well then there you go!
  5. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Glyph seems to be pretty trustworthy - they have a nice chart here that helps out with their capabilities.

    I think their warranty is pretty nice, too.[/url]
  6. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    I would recommend checking the Digi User forum for compatability. They are VERY explicit based on what they have tested. It doesn't mean that others won't work, but if you stick to their hardward compatability list you can be SURE it works and works well.



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