[LAD] jackd, harddisks and live performance

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue Nov 30 13:57:35 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 4:59 AM, David Griffiths <dave at pawfal.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I don't know if this is a known issue or something fixed in recent
> kernels, but I recently found a fix for a problem I was having with my
> harddisk spinning down in live performances, and then loading samples
> from disk:
> http://www.pawfal.org/dave/blog/2010/11/jackd-performances-and-harddisks/

lets not forget the other issue with hard drives: massively reduced
performance caused by exposure to excessively loud audio. this is well
documented. if you play live (or even in a studio) make sure that the
disk drive(s) are well isolated from extremely loud sounds. the
read/write failure rate goes up dramatically and the effective
streaming rate of the driver suffers. it can be enough to just put the
disk into a drawer.

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