sample straming hard drive
As i am looking for a new hard drive,i was wondering...should i value buffersize , seek time or Rpm highest?
Is it ok to get a disk with only 8 MB buffer, if the response time is low, (8ms)
Or better to get one with higher buffer size (16mb) and slower response time?
And is really 7200 RPM fast enough?
I will use it to stream sample libraries.
Also, is there any difference betwene ata 100 and 133? if so, what should i get?
I have a fairly old pc(well 3 years anyway) so i dont think it supports Raid or serial Ata.?
Re: sample straming hard drive
- Theoretically you want the highest rpm, but noise and heat increase with
7200 is a good compromise.
- Wether higher buffer size or better seek time is best depends from drive to
drive. Best is to have both
- ATA 133 is theoretically faster, but normal disks don't reach that limit anyway.
- When you use Windows 2000 or WinXP (Pro/Server) you can use the included software RAID which is as good as an average (hardware-) RAID controler.
But you'd need a second disk for RAID.