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Original Message 1/11             13-Mar-05  @  12:05 PM     Edit: 21-Feb-15  |  12:27 PM   -   laptop hard drives

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Message 2/11             13-Mar-05  @  05:31 PM   -   RE: laptop hard drives

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well i guess it depends on how many tracks you need. On my desktop I always have tons of disk throughput headroom for tracks, so I would imagine that if you kept it to under 16 tracks (at 44.1 sample rate) you'll be fine with a slower drive.



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Message 3/11             18-Mar-05  @  10:59 AM   -   RE: laptop hard drives

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Try and steer clear of a 4200rpm drive if you can. It WILL limit your track count and general performance for both o/s and DAW...

Ideally, you should be looking for a lappy with a 5400rpm OR 7200rpm harddisk (if the mechanical noise isn't an issue) and 1GB of ram first and foremost.



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Message 4/11             21-Mar-05  @  08:07 AM   -   RE: laptop hard drives

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I just put in a 7200 RPM on my laptop a few weeks ago. No noise at all....

Limitation is they're capped at 60GB (I'm using the original 5400 80GB as an external)

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Message 5/11             22-Mar-05  @  08:42 AM   -   RE: laptop hard drives

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Yeah, you can always buy external laptop hdd caddies to make use of your "legacy" kit..



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Message 6/11             22-Mar-05  @  05:43 PM   -   RE: laptop hard drives

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or buy a fast firewire for high-track-count-work at home and transfer a reduced "stem version" to the internal when you hit the road.

from the sounds of it... "it would be nice if i could bang some tunes instead of boring myself in the hotel!".... you're not going to be running a bunch of tracks from disk at all (unless you're tracking a band in that hotel room   ). Likely, you'll be running more virtual tracks like softsynths with lots of plugins. In that case, I would focus your efforts on the fastest CPU and most RAM you can afford.



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Message 7/11             23-Mar-05  @  12:28 AM   -   RE: laptop hard drives

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word!



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Message 8/11             25-Mar-05  @  12:11 AM     Edit: 18-Dec-14  |  12:02 PM   -   RE: laptop hard drives

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Makes sense!
 
 



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Message 9/11             25-Mar-05  @  12:27 AM   -   RE: laptop hard drives

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sounds sweet, you lucky dog.



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Message 10/11             26-Mar-05  @  09:47 AM     Edit: 26-Mar-05  |  09:47 AM   -   RE: laptop hard drives

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Andreas,

What kinda price you getting for that? If you're in the UK, I can tell ya that
I bought a similar specced lappy for the band..

Novatech 'Crossfire' Laptop

Athlon 64 3400+
1GB DDR400 Ram
80GB 5400Rpm HDD
15" 1400x1080x32 TFT
DVDReWriter
802.11g Wireless/Gigabit Ethernet etc
Firewire/USB2

997 inc VAT....

Not the lightest or the quietest, but super fucking sweet and fast as fuck! Check it out...




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