Questions tagged [hard-drive]

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Best way to partition hard drives for audio work?

My system (2011 iMac running Mavericks) has been acting up lately, so it's time for a wipe & reinstall of everything. While I'm at it, I'm going to add a 2TB SSD drive, which I would dedicate to ...
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Type of hard disk for mixing?

I am replacing a hard disk and started to look for a proper new drive. I have seen these "special purpose" hard disks which were designed for Network Attached System, using in datacenters, even "...
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Future-proof cross-comptability hard drive considerations

I'm at crossroads and would love some insight across the Mac/PC spectrum on this: Currently I work in a PC environment, however I am preparing to invest in a Macbook within the near future - to run ...
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Favorite External Enclosure?

Hi All, I've read the threads on external HDs but was wondering about everyone's opinions and enclosures/manufacturers that they liked. Usually I just use the reviews on NewEgg for stuff like this, ...
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HD Wipe - PT Plugins?

If I backup/wipe my hard drive, re-install pro tools, then replace the empty PT *edit*PLUGINS folder with the old one - does that work? Or will I have to install all my plugins again?
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The Best Option For Recording, Playback and Storage re: Hard Drives?

A few months ago I shifted my "Audio' folder to my external hard drive (WD 2TB Studio Edition 2). It has FW400, 800 and eSATA connections. Im currently using FW800 soon to be using eSATA (once I get ...
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Best way to format a drive for sound?

I have a Mac, but to ensure Windows/Mac compatibility, I have always used FAT32 to format and never had an issue - until now! FAT32 is limited to 4GB files, and while doing some file arranging last ...
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More reliable hard drives?

What have people found to be the most reliable brands of hard drives and hard drive enclosures, specifically for A/V work? (Note: Specifically looking at reliability of inexpensive 7200rpm drives, ...