With my FM recordings and with my few other sources to get digital uncompressed files I come to the situation that I need to rearrange the data stoppage for my Digital Audio Workstation (hate the word DAW but it is what they use). I have currently around 700G of used space and to add more drivers to my dedicated audio mashie does not look practical anymore. It would be not to mention that to manage the space between the drivers is kind of become complicated.
I have 5 drives: Recording Drive, Opera/Vocal Drive, Small Orchestral Drive, Large Orchestral Drive, Best Performances Drive. They have different filling tempo and need some to be mirrors and changed in size. I have also a dedicated machine that run those drivers… As I said complicated and not continent…..
Now, since the size of this thing is growing up I wonder if I need/can to change the way how I use the thing. So, now the people who do DAWs store thier files? If I buy an external drives array with swappable drives that would use USB-2.0, firewire or a network cable connector then will it be sufficient enough to play >88khz? (I will still do recording to a local ATA drive). Any consideration to sound quietly if I use USB-2.0? I am familiar with big, noisy and expansive driver towers that used for database applications – I hope I do not need to buy them…
An alterative I wonder if it exists some kind of remote data storage that would run own IP and have a slot to plug my Lynx-16 sound card in there? Then I would be able to put it on my network and run recording/editing with remote processor. I do very little editing BTW, so it might not be so convent to edit it.
So, can some advise what usually people do and what are the most recent “better practices” in DAWs organization nowadays?Rgs, Romy the caT
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