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External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Recording' started by FootPrints, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. FootPrints

    FootPrints Active Member

    Hey everyone, I just bought a Macbook with an 80 gig hard drive for recording. I'm planning on buying a 7200 rpm external hard drive, but the firewire input on the computer will be used by my interface. Would a USB hard drive be fast enough to record with?
  2. HansAm

    HansAm Active Member

    Yes. No problem. USB 2.0 is like 400mbps or someting? Thats 50MB/Sec
  3. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    should be no prblem with the possible exception being thar as i understand it usb uses a system that allocats resources to things even if they're not being currently used... in otherwords you dont want to hang a bunch of perriferal crap like printers on it while recording... make sense???
  4. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    You can daisy chain FW devices.
    I have a MacBook too. I plug in like this

    MacBook <-> 01v96 w/ mLAN card <-> FW drive

    no problemo.

    To be flexible I bought an external housing that has both interfaces FW and USB.
  5. FootPrints

    FootPrints Active Member

    Thanks for all your help! Cfaalm, what is an mLAN card?
  6. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    This is an mLAN card. It is one of the options to connect a Yamaha digital mixer to the outside world and fits into the slots of Yamaha digital mixers like the 01v96, DM-1000, DM-2000 etc. This one connects to the FW bus of your computer, much like the standard FW interface on those Mackie or Alesis mixers. mLAN stands for musical Local Area Network. You can find more about mLAN here.

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