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What OS for SONAR 8 and this machine?

Discussion in 'Sonar' started by burbot, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. burbot

    burbot Guest

    New computer that Vision DAW is building for me to run SONAR 8. I've heard so many conflicting (and assertive) opinions about which OS I should be using, I am confused. Thoughts, opinions, advice please?

    8-Core Nehalem Xeon Server-Class Workstation
    Custom 4U Rackmount Chassis w/10 Removeable Drive Bays
    Dual Intel QUAD-Core Xeon X5570 - 2.93GHz, 8MB Cache, 6.4 GT/s Processors
    Custom Nehalem Xeon Cooling
    48GB DDR3 1333MHz Registered ECC Server Memory Modules
    Adaptec 4-Port PIC-Express SATA Controller
    20x DVD+/-RW Double Layer Optical Drive
    Front Panel USB Access
    Intergrated Firewire (1394a) Interface
    Integrated DUAL Gigabit Ethernet Adapters
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 896MB, PCI-Express, Dual-DVI Video Card

    Using MOTU Midi Express x 2 (USB) for midi and MOTU 2408mkIII x 3 for audio.

    We're still working out the hard drive configuration. It will be some combination of 2TB 7,200 RPM drives for storage and 300GB 10,000 RPM drives in a raid array for samples/streaming.
     
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    XP Pro or Windows 7 Ultimate. Vista will work but 7 is better.
     
  3. burbot

    burbot Guest

    Thanks. Is Win7 officially out and stable now? The were going to include Windows Vista Business X64 with free upgrade to Win7.
     
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Win7 is officially released in October I believe. I have been on it since it was beta. I really never found any significant problems with it.
     
  5. jannrey

    jannrey Guest

    i think they use the new windows 7..


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  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I've been using Windows 7 for a while now with no issues. Vista has been a nightmare. XP is fine but slow in comparison. 7 does use a bit more resources though I think.
     
  7. oversampling

    oversampling Guest

    Windows 7 definitely. It will use you computer resources in the best possible way.

    XP can not use more than 4 GB of memory and Vista has some stability issues.
     
  8. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Correction: XP 32 bit cannot address more than 3gig of ram for programs. Neither can Win7 32 bit.

    A 64 bit OS whether XP, Vista, or Win 7 can address more ram than 4 gig.
     
  9. PCMS

    PCMS Guest

    According to Cakewalk's website they already support Win7 with SONAR 8.5

    Operating System*
    Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2 (32 and 64-bit), or Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit)
     

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