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Kelly_S wrote on 11/20/2000, 2:11 PM
Hello.

From Vegas, you can specify one folder in which to record to, and
that is it.

As for optimal operating system, not really, it all depends on your
hardware/software configuration, specific to your computer.

Personally, I use Windows 98SE at home and have never had any
problems with it.

Thanks.

dan bessy wrote:
>>I'm wondering how you would record to two HD's. Is this an
>>assignment in Vegas or in Windows? Vegas is a godsend, but
>>I'm terrified of losing everything!
>>
>>Also, is there an optimal operating system for recording
>>audio (NT, maybe)?
Rednroll wrote on 11/20/2000, 2:58 PM
Professional engineers in the advertising side of audio, record to a
Dat tape and there DAW system at the sametime, This ethic of working
has saved my ass a few times, when my DAW didn't go into immediate
record. It also makes an instant backup that the client may take
with them.

dan bessy wrote:
>>I'm wondering how you would record to two HD's. Is this an
>>assignment in Vegas or in Windows? Vegas is a godsend, but
>>I'm terrified of losing everything!
>>
>>Also, is there an optimal operating system for recording
>>audio (NT, maybe)?
DrMDA wrote on 11/20/2000, 3:09 PM
Are there optimal swap file size, memory size, disk cache size for
Win 98? What specific settings do you use for your system?



K.Shaffer wrote:

>>Personally, I use Windows 98SE at home and have never had any
>>problems with it.
>>
>>Thanks.
>>
PipelineAudio wrote on 11/20/2000, 5:40 PM


Brian Franz wrote:
>>Professional engineers in the advertising side of audio, record to
a
>>Dat tape and there DAW system at the sametime, This ethic of
working
>>has saved my ass a few times, when my DAW didn't go into immediate
>>record. It also makes an instant backup that the client may take
>>with them.
>>


In my case I record everything to TASCAM DA-x8's then will dump those
tracks to vegas later..

I normally record 16 tracks at a time into vegas....first 16 tracks
go to one hard drive, then I change the " recorded files folder" in
preferences, then send 17-32 to another folder on a different hard
drive...
imac wrote on 11/20/2000, 6:11 PM
I use a PCI EIDE controller that allows me to write to two HD
simultaneously, but as usual it's only safe when vegas has saved a
recording. I use removable racks for all my HD's so it's easy to swap
combinations of drives around. Extra benefits from this system is it
will run ATA 100 on any MB, and you can also stripe drives to double
data throughput which is most useful for video but less so for audio
where access time means more because of so many data streams.

dan bessy wrote:
>>I'm wondering how you would record to two HD's. Is this an
>>assignment in Vegas or in Windows? Vegas is a godsend, but
>>I'm terrified of losing everything!
>>
>>Also, is there an optimal operating system for recording
>>audio (NT, maybe)?
georgeski wrote on 11/20/2000, 7:54 PM

>>dan bessy wrote:
>>>>I'm wondering how you would record to two HD's. Is this an
>>>>assignment in Vegas or in Windows? Vegas is a godsend, but
>>>>I'm terrified of losing everything!
>>>>
>>>>Also, is there an optimal operating system for recording
>>>>audio (NT, maybe)?

Hi Dan,
If you're talking about backing up your data as you go, in NT there
is a provision for creating a "mirror drive" for any of your hard
drive letters. This means that whatever is written to drive A will be
written to drive B. Keep in mind this is at the system level, so
whatever you do with drive A (including other then recording) will be
duplicated on Drive B. Also, there is a slight performance
degradation.
Not positive, but almost sure this also exists in Win2K.
As far as optimal OS, I like Win2k, and WinME. More midi support in
WinME, but if you're running any video with your audio and you want
to utilize multi cpu's Win2k's a good bet. Not many audio apps
support multi cpu's well........yet!
georgeski wrote on 11/20/2000, 8:15 PM

Hi Dan,

Just some additional information, if you want striping on 3 or more
disks. Very long data transfers and short access times, in Win2k you
can make a RAID 5 Volume. If you crash the system will piece together
your data from the other drives.
George
Smarmy wrote on 12/21/2000, 6:29 PM
I would highly suggest a hardware RAID solution. I
personally use the FastTrak from Promise Techology.
http://www.promise.com/

The FastTrak allows you to hook up serveral IDE drives and
put them in various configurations to do what you want.
It's pretty cheap, too, at around $85 for the ATA100 model.
The older ATA66 model can still be found for about $60.

The FastTrak can do mirroring for instant copies, striping
for fast thoroughput (more audio tracks), or both, if you
have enough drives.

It's also really easy to setup and still leaves the IDE
ports on your motherboard free for additional drives.

I have Win2k installed on a drive attached to the
motherboard, and 2 IBM ATA100 drives attached to the
FastTrak to save tracks onto. Right now they're striped,
but I'm going to add 2 more drives soon so I have mirroring
as well.

Hope that helps.


George Krzyzewski wrote:
>>
>>Hi Dan,
>>
>>Just some additional information, if you want striping on
3 or more
>>disks. Very long data transfers and short access times,
in Win2k you
>>can make a RAID 5 Volume. If you crash the system will
piece together
>>your data from the other drives.
>>George