I need to build a single PC solution that will be able to play back a large Gigasample or Halion sample whilst also recording it and 6 other audio channels at the same time. My current decisions:
P42.4Ghz, 1Gb DDR RAM, Intel 845 with 2 IDE channels, CDRW, 80 Gb7200 2Mb HD (I already have this from a previous PC), M-Audio 1010lt & Audiophile sound cards.
Would I be better off having 1 drive for the os, another for halion/giga playback and a third for audio recording? I only have two IDE channels...