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    Is 120 gb hard drive too BIG for GIGA

    This belongs in hardware, but my knowledgeable friends are here more often, so I\'ll post it here as well. I currently have 2 60 gb sample drives on my giga system, but they\'re full, and have no room for VSL. I would like to swap out one of them to a 120 gb, but am not sure if anyone is streaming successfully with a drive this size. I had also read somewhere that heat starts to become n issue.

    Thanks,

    Colin

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    Re: Is 120 gb hard drive too BIG for GIGA

    As long as you have it formatted to NTFS and large cluster size (64k) + an ATA133 cable, you\'ll have no problems.

    Steve.

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    Re: Is 120 gb hard drive too BIG for GIGA

    How do I achieve this format and setting?? COLIN = MAC GUY.

    Thanks,

    Colin

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    Re: Is 120 gb hard drive too BIG for GIGA

    Sorry Colin

    I didn\'t realise you\'re using a Mac. NTFS is a Windows only format. I believe Macs are still using FAT32 (which is just as quick).

    I have a 120Gb drive (7200rpm and 8Mb cache) which runs perfectly. Good luck.

    Sorry I can\'t be of more help.

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    Re: Is 120 gb hard drive too BIG for GIGA

    I also use a 120 for all my sounds. No Problems here.

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    Re: Is 120 gb hard drive too BIG for GIGA

    Personally I use 80gigs all the way. I have had 120 and they are slightly, SLIGHTLY, slower. But the main problem is their stability. The bigger, the hotter. Make sure you use fans for discs this size. You dont want em too hot. I killed two big hdds because i forgot heating down.

    Love - Chris

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    Re: Is 120 gb hard drive too BIG for GIGA

    I use two 120s. No problems.

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    Re: Is 120 gb hard drive too BIG for GIGA

    Originally posted by sjduck:
    I believe Macs are still using FAT32 (which is just as quick
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">eehhm - macs are using HFS+ (which is more similar to NTFS than FAT32)
    using a FAT32-formatted 120GB-disk on a mac results in a _significant_ slower access to files
    especially reading big files (>100MByte) gets really annoying
    christian

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    Re: Is 120 gb hard drive too BIG for GIGA

    BTW NTFS is only for NT, 2000 and XP. If you run 98se you should not format in NTFS format.

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    Re: Is 120 gb hard drive too BIG for GIGA

    I am using 120 gb Western Digital drives with 8mb cache. How do I format these drives to be NTFS? Is this something I can do in XP??

    Thanks,


    Colin

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