[linux-audio-user] New Machine

Mark Knecht markknecht at attbi.com
Tue Mar 18 23:49:00 EST 2003

On Wed, 2003-03-19 at 09:25, Darren Landrum wrote:
> Mark Knecht writes:
> > 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.)
> As I understand it, Firewire drives are basically ATA drives with a 1394
> adapter built in to them. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, although
> I have heard of so-called "native" Firewire drives.
> According to Apple, Jon Anderson is recording his next album using 1394
> disks and a Macintosh. If it's good enough for him... :-)
> -- Darren

This is true for the vast majority of 1394 drives today, and I think
likely to be true for a long time to come.

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