Old 11-02-2006, 09:50 AM   #1
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a friend of mine does high-end workstations and as such pondered track count on such a animal

http://www.systemshock.co.za/forums/...showtopic=8261

Sustained internal array RAID5 write speed: 500MB/s... a silly amount of tracks i would guess - unfortunately the box will be on its way to do 2k video and not staying at his office
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:35 AM   #2
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a friend of mine does high-end workstations and as such pondered track count on such a animal

http://www.systemshock.co.za/forums/...showtopic=8261

Sustained internal array RAID5 write speed: 500MB/s... a silly amount of tracks i would guess - unfortunately the box will be on its way to do 2k video and not staying at his office
While RAID does provide outstanding sustained transfer rates, it can also have a down side. Access Time (which typically is a non-issue with current single HDs) can increase to the point where it becomes a factor. IOW, Using a RAID... you may find that your system is actually more prone to dropouts/glitches/etc. Especially at low latency settings...

With the latest/greatest SATAII HDs sustaining 70+MB/Sec, I can't imagine any situation (other than the most extreme) needing a RAID setup.

BTW, These latest generation drives (when used with an efficient audio engine) should yield ~100+ contiguous 24Bit/44.1kHz tracks of audio. Factor in higher sample rates... and the fact that most tracks don't play constantly... and you're still good for most situations.

As with any machine, the simpler you can keep your DAW, the more robust and trouble-free it will be.


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