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    Question Help quick - firewire drive for samples streams. 911 or 912?

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    Re: Help quick - firewire drive for samples streams. 911 or 912?

    I'd go for the Lacie, i have three of them. A 200GB, 250 and a nice 500gb all running off the same FW400 chain, but with the option of FW800 or USB2 - great drives.

    I run VSL Pro off the 500gb, other libs off the 250 and then stream audio and record etc on the 200gb - no problems so far

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    Re: Help quick - firewire drive for samples streams. 911 or 912?

    I'm running EWQLSO Gold off a Lacie drive - works great with both my studio computer and my laptop.

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    Re: Help quick - firewire drive for samples streams. 911 or 912?

    What is better for streming samples and recording audio? Firewire or Usb?

    Thanks,

    Iván

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    Re: Help quick - firewire drive for samples streams. 911 or 912?

    Quote Originally Posted by Not Dudley Simpson
    I have to make a fast decision about external drives - either a Lacie HD with an Oxford 912 chip bridge or a Carillon HD with a 911 chip bridge. I don't know what the difference is between 911 and 912. I'm not much of a techie. I'll be steaming big VSL etc samples, so performance is crucial. Any advice?

    Thanks
    Heath
    I believe the 912 chip is better performing, even in FW400 mode. And you also have the option of using FW800 if your machine supports it.

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    Re: Help quick - firewire drive for samples streams. 911 or 912?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan P
    What is better for streming samples and recording audio? Firewire or Usb?
    Firewire has a steady stream where as USB 2 is up and down, so firewire is the best.

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    Re: Help quick - firewire drive for samples streams. 911 or 912?

    Thks, Tobyond

    Just another question: Would it be wise to have two firewire HDs at the same time, one for streaming samples, the other for recording audio, or would I be pushing it too much?

    All the best,

    Iván

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    Re: Help quick - firewire drive for samples streams. 911 or 912?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan P
    Would it be wise to have two firewire HDs at the same time, one for streaming samples, the other for recording audio, or would I be pushing it too much?
    If both drives are on a separate bus that would be ideal. If they were daisy chained or on the same firewire bus then it would only gain you the extra space (which isn't such a bad thing).

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    Re: Help quick - firewire drive for samples streams. 911 or 912?

    Quote Originally Posted by tobyond
    Firewire has a steady stream where as USB 2 is up and down, so firewire is the best.
    What do you mean USB 2.0 is up & down? Can you explain? Here I thought USB 2.0 was better because it's faster than Firewire.
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    Re: Help quick - firewire drive for samples streams. 911 or 912?

    Taken from a Google search which yielded http://www.kcgeek.com/archives/featu...dd/031302.html

    FireWire can sustain peak throughput indefinitely, without taxing your CPU, and is inherently peer-to-peer. USB2.0 is not inherently peer-to-peer and requires significantly more CPU to maximize throughput. 1394 is generally regarded to be a superior interface, somewhat analagous to being the SCSI to USB2.0's EIDE.


    Firewire is much better for audio and video streaming, although I still prefer internal sata drives.

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