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Where's the bottleneck?

Discussion in 'Studio Techniques' started by Steve7, May 19, 2010.

  1. Steve7

    Steve7 New Member

    Hi folks

    I'm about to buy an external drive for my MBP 17 unibody.
    Any thoughts on where the data bottle neck is when using Logic?
    Is the EXPRESSCARD-ESATA route overkill?
    I realise that RAM has a big part to play, better to max that?
    I'm thinking of keeping the FW800 port free for interface, etc.

  3. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    That is exactly how I have my Mac Book Pro set up for on location multi track recording: an external SATA Drive running through an Express Card, the Firewire slot has one or more Audio Interfaces set up, when necessary, as an aggregate Audio Device. This works well for me.

    Put in as much RAM as you can afford!

    kind regards

  4. Steve7

    Steve7 New Member

    Spot on!
    Thanks a lot.

    Your list of gear is way more high-end than I have!
    It's good to know though that I'm on the right track and might one day
    be running with the big guys ;o)

    Kindest regards Mark,

  5. Eddie Sullivan

    Eddie Sullivan Senior member

    I'm just a little guy, but I have a similar configuration at home, an ExpressCard adapter with two hard drives and some extra USB peripherals, and my trusty MOTU UltraLite hooked up to the FW800 port built into the Mac...

    Is very stable and I get very good performance...
  6. Steve7

    Steve7 New Member

    Bottleneck Uncorked.

    Thanks to all for taking the time. Greatly appreciated. Powerful and knowledgable group taking a moment for "the little guy". Many thanks from Scotland.
  7. Eddie Sullivan

    Eddie Sullivan Senior member

    Most of the Scotsman I know are pretty big guys... and a lovely shade of blue as well ; )

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