Hard drives


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Hard drives

When you're working with digital audio, you are asking your hard drive to find data and play it back in real time or continuously. That can be demanding enough if you're asking for one or two tracks, but you might find yourself in the situation where you are asking for 24 or 32 tracks to be played at one time, and hard drives will have a big impact on that. The hard drive speed refers to how fast the disk spins, and it's rated in RPM or Revolutions Per Minute. Basically, the faster it spins, the faster you can get data from that disk. So, I've shown a few speeds here that you can get drives, and typically there's 4200, 5400, 7200, and 10,000.

4200 and 5400 end up being a little too slow if you want to do lots of tracks. They just don't spin that fast, you'll find those in a lot of laptop computers. Newer laptops will have 7200 drives in them now. Most tower computers, PCs, G4 and stuff like that will come with 7200 or faster drives. A 7200 speed drive works great for au...

Hard drives
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Hard drives provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Dave Schroeder as part of the Digital Audio Principles

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