[linux-audio-user] New Machine

Mark Knecht markknecht at attbi.com
Tue Mar 18 23:24:01 EST 2003

On Tue, 2003-03-18 at 18:48, Scott Thomason wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Mar 2003 17:10:51 -0500
> Chris <grooveman at comcast.net> wrote:
> > 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? 
> So in other words, nobody, myself included, thinks SCSI is necessary for this type of workstation nowadays.
> ---scott

I don't. I'm completely 1394 based in both Windows and Linux for my
audio drives. It's way cheaper than SCSI, it more quiet than EIDE (in a
case and located in the closet at the end of a cable like SCSI), I Can
add more storage in a minute like SCSI, and it puts the drive power
supply outside the PC thus reducing load on the main box.

I certainly think EIDE drives are basically fast enough today for
smaller systems, and with 1394 drive kits, you can take an EIDE drive
and make it 1394 in a matter of minutes should you ever want to.

1394 is the lowest raw-throughput performance of all 3, but overall I
find it works very well for me. (FYI - I have not done enough Linux
based recording to tell people to ONLY go this way, but I Can say that
about 1394 under Windows.)


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