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
I'm running EWQLSO Gold off a Lacie drive - works great with both my studio computer and my laptop.
What is better for streming samples and recording audio? Firewire or Usb?
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.Originally Posted by Not Dudley Simpson
Firewire has a steady stream where as USB 2 is up and down, so firewire is the best.Originally Posted by Ivan P
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?
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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).Originally Posted by Ivan P
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.Originally Posted by tobyond
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.