Re: [podcasters] Real-Time Multi-track to Hard Drive
- On 12/19/2006, Various Podcasters wrote:
>Using some laptop HD performance stats off of tomshardwareand a quick
>back-of-the-napkin calculation, even their lowest performing 5400 RPMThanks for the math. I have a better understanding of the issue and
>laptop HD had a "minimum write performance" throughput of 14mb/s.
>That is enough to keep up with 9 mono 32 bit wav tracks at 44.1khz.
>Not really. Even the slowest modern laptop hard drives will easily be
>fast enough to record several 44.1 KHz 16-bit tracks simultaneously.
>For example, eight tracks of 44100 Hz 16-bit (8 bits = 1 byte):
>8 x 44,100 x 2 = 705,600 bytes/second
feel pretty comfortable making a laptop decision now, also knowing
about the external FireWire option in the event of needing more performance.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the discussion. I have another
question about hardware but I'll ask it under a different subject heading.
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