Best external Firewire audio drive?

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  1. innerbooty

    innerbooty Guest

    I'm thinking of getting an external Firewire drive for my G4/933 PT Mix+ system. Wondering what the best solution is, to assure speed and reliability, maximum track count, etc. I've had some clients come in with these new Lacie drives, that seem really good and solid. I don't know if they have the Oxford 911 chipset. How necessary is that in an audio firewire drive? What does the Oxford chipset get you...?

    Thanks! - Steve
  2. slaves666

    slaves666 Guest

    I have an ezquest cobra drive. I got it at a Mac store in LA and it works fine. The only problem is that i bought an 80 gig drive and win98se only recognizes 37 gigs of it.
  3. lorenzo gerace

    lorenzo gerace Active Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    I have worked on a Mac G4 (don't remember the speed) dual With Pro Tools LE 5.1.1 in a local studio, and I was using a Lacie Firewire 80Gb drive: it worked really good for all of the sessions, altough track count wasn't that high, I mean we were tracking 6 to 10 sources at a time, but it proved to be really reliable and solid; coming from the PC side I work with IDE and SCSI drives, so I don't have that much experience with firewire, anyway that was the impression I had working with it.

    Hope this helps

  4. Mario-C.

    Mario-C. Active Member

    Nov 17, 2002
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    I'm using a digidrive 80 gig and and its nice fast and very quiet
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