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Type of hard disk for mixing?

All drives fail eventually, so a complete restorable backup is more important than how long any particular drive may last. All figures are bell-curves, one drive lasts 10 years, its twin fails on ...
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Type of hard disk for mixing?

Sound should not be demanding on your hard drive at all. Even with numerous tracks, each individual feed in full 24 bit PCM should be only around 8 to 16MB per minute. It would take around 600 ...
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Does installation of the OS/DAW on a slower hard drive affect its processing speed?

The audio processing speed is dependent entirely on the speed of the CPU and RAM in the machine. Storing the DAW software itself on a slow hard drive will not have any effect at all on the processing ...
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Does installation of the OS/DAW on a slower hard drive affect its processing speed?

They do argument, that the OS does not need to run on a fast hard drive That maybe made sense a couple of years ago when SSDs were expensive and small, so you'd use them for the most critical data ...
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Best way to partition hard drives for audio work?

Partitioning of SSD's is not particularly relevant as there is no particular difference in head seek time - there are no 'read/write' heads in an SSD. Partitioning was useful with magnetic platters as ...
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Best way to partition hard drives for audio work?

Performancewise it doesn't really matter if you create several partitions or stick with one: https://superuser.com/questions/808833/disadvantages-of-partitioning-an-ssd However the amount of data ...

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