SCSI Vs. IDE Bus Mastering For DAWs
by D. Glen Cardenas and Josť M. Catena

Edited by Rip Rowan for PROREC.COM

Rumors, legends, tales from the crypt. This describes the quality of a lot of the advice floating around concerning the selection of an appropriate disk drive for a high performance PC based Digital Audio Workstation. Enough! In an effort to bring fact into the discussion, we offer the following article on disk drives, specifically SCSI verses IDE disk drives. Which should you use to get the best performance and the highest track count? Think the answer is cut and dry? Think again!

A lot of factors enter into this discussion. Rather than having to rely on rumor and mis-information, a look here will, if nothing else, give you a good feel for the kinds of considerations you must weigh based on your needs, performance demands and pocketbook. We can't promise to hand you the answer on a silver platter, but we can call the butler into the room for you. Take a look, and see if you don't find yourself at least asking a better quality of questions once you get to the end.

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D. Glen Cardenas and Josť M. Catena

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