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Randall Hyde

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Re: Shocked at the Apple store.
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2012, 11:31:13 am »

USB2 will give you a maxium 30MB/s. If you know the disired bit- and samplerate you can calculate the channel count.

Yeah, but USB drives will never attain their theoretical maximum speed -- it's always far less than that (this is being written by an ex-USB device driver writer). Also, USB tends to make extensive use the the host CPU -- not something you want happening with a machine being used for recording.

I don't recall if the newest MBP still have firewire (maybe just on the 17", I don't remember). Firewire isn't a whole lot more expensive for the drives and is *much* faster without the load on the host CPU.

If you can wait at all, Thunderbolt drives are finally starting to appear without break-the-bank prices.
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Re: Shocked at the Apple store.
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2012, 12:42:12 pm »

Dude,

I run PT10 ALL DAY with lots of tracks and all kinds of instantiations of my fave plugin, McDSP Channel G, on my 2009, 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MBP with 4GB RAM.
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Re: Shocked at the Apple store.
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2012, 01:02:48 pm »

Dude,

I run PT10 ALL DAY with lots of tracks and all kinds of instantiations of my fave plugin, McDSP Channel G, on my 2009, 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MBP with 4GB RAM.
The 15" has the Firewire 800 port (according to the Apple site). I have a 17" and I use an external 1.5tb 7200 rpm drive with a Firewire 800 connection to record up to 32 tracks in from a Dante connection. No problems.

I can even do a virtual soundcheck with it :-)
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Re: Shocked at the Apple store.
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2012, 01:06:28 pm »

The 15" has the Firewire 800 port (according to the Apple site). I have a 17" and I use an external 1.5tb 7200 rpm drive with a Firewire 800 connection to record up to 32 tracks in from a Dante connection. No problems.

I can even do a virtual soundcheck with it :-)

Pretty much the same here.  I'm using an Avastor drive.  Bus powered FW800, 7200rpm, 1TB...  I love it.
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Re: Shocked at the Apple store.
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2012, 01:15:08 pm »

Pretty much the same here.  I'm using an Avastor drive.  Bus powered FW800, 7200rpm, 1TB...  I love it.
Hmm, bus powered disk... I never thought of that !

Which model?
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Re: Shocked at the Apple store.
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2012, 01:40:11 pm »

Hmm, bus powered disk... I never thought of that !

Which model?

Avastor PDX-800. Small, fast, all kinds of connections and it's Avid approved.
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