[linux-audio-user] New Machine
Jan "Evil Twin" Depner
eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Tue Mar 18 17:42:01 EST 2003
Boy, I wish I had had $2K for my system. I'm using IDE drives with no
problems. If you've got the bucks spend 'em though. Check out my setup
at http://myweb.cableone.net/eviltwin69/ALSA_JACK_ARDOUR.html. It's in
the "Low latency, preemption, IRQs, hard drive tuning, and other arcana"
chapter, under "Hardware".
On Tue, 2003-03-18 at 16:10, Chris wrote:
> Hi guys! (and gals).
> I am looking into building a new machine, and I want to do some home-studio
> recording with it. I was hoping that some of you could lend some of your
> expert advice.
> It sounds like SCSI is pretty-much a must in these situations, true? What
> I was wondering about in particular is if anyone has tried anything like
> this: Setting up a machine with an IDE hard drive to hold the system files
> (say an ata 133 7200 rpm...) and a scsi disk for the dumping ground of the
> audio programs such as ecasound, audacity or Ardour. I think I would put
> the swap partition on the scsi drive as well. Obviously I am trying to
> save a little money here, and I am trying to minimize latency. (I think
> that somewhere around the $2K mark is my limit.) I am accustomed to using
> multitrack analog units, but digital/computer recording is still extremely
> new to me.
> Any thoughts on this?
> I would also love to hear any suggestions regarding what disks,
> motherboards, cases and heatsinks people recommend and have had luck with.
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