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    Question What is best for notebook....

    A Firewire AUDIO/MIDI interface and a USB external drive for samples

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    USB AUDIO/MIDI interface and a FireWire external drive for samples....


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    Re: What is best for notebook....

    Quote Originally Posted by lukpcn
    A Firewire AUDIO/MIDI interface and a USB external drive for samples

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    USB AUDIO/MIDI interface and a FireWire external drive for samples....

    Definitely a firewire interface for audio, there are a lot of good ones out there now. USB 2.0 for an external drive is ok, or you can add more firewire ports with a pc card.

    If you're thinking about the RME Fireface then I'd look at a firewire 800 pc card and use the onboard firewire for a hard drive.

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    Re: What is best for notebook....

    Quote Originally Posted by clonewar
    [...]or you can add more firewire ports with a pc card.
    Into a notebook ? How ? PCMCIA Card ?

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    Re: What is best for notebook....

    My solution was to upgrade my internal laptop HD with a 7200rpm one, and I use it for programs and samples.

    I also use a pcmcia card with multiple firewire slot, for the audiocard and for additional HD (more samples)

    Forget about USB2 (eat more cpu)

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    Re: What is best for notebook....

    I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop P4 2.66Ghz. It has no firewire port, so would my best solution be to add a pcmcia card with multiple firewire slot (as you suggested) to run both an audio interface and external HD. (rather than use USB 2.0 for either)

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