I have a Dell 8300 with with Pentium 4 3.0 gh, and 4 mg ram with two internal IDE hard drives. It is pretty solid, though, of course, I have to bounce down and do submixes, as you would expect.
I want to add an external drive to accomodate EWQL Gold Bundle and some other libraries. I currently only have USB 1 ports. I think I have some PCI slots available.
So, I was thinking of purchasing either a Firewire Card or a USB 2 card to attach to one of my open PCI slots and purchase either a USB 2 drive or a Firewire drive (maybe 500 or possibly 750 mgs)
Can anyone give me advice on:
(1) whether to go the Firewire or USB 2 route?
(2) Any suggestions on particular cards?
(3) Any suggestions on particular USB/Firewire drives?
Of course, any thoughts on "what to avoid" or any other insights are always appreciated.
As always, thanks in advance.