I have an oldish 320GB Porsche design Lacie external fw400 drive which I have been using for years as my sole BFD library drive. It has been great - not a peep out of it in all this time. However, it's now full so I need to change the setup.
A couple of choices then, eh?
A) Buy a new higher capacity drive and move all the libraries over
B) Buy a new drive with similar capacity and split the libraries up (not literally - but say, BFD1 and Andy Johns on one, with DLX and MD Snr Drum selects on the other). i.e. using 2 drives to serve BFD2 (which I use in Logic 9.1).
Does anyone have any suggestions here? I am interested to hear from people who run a successful multiple hard drive library system for BFD2. Also, from people who are running one big drive for all their libraries.
I would appreciate info on the exact drives, comments on performance, any bad experiences with certain drives etc. I am presuming at least FW400 drives here - no USB - maybe FW800 or even eSATA if people have been checking that option too?
Would be great to hear from the FX guys as well - do they have any particular recommendations for specific drives and/or single/multi-drive operation.
I will add that at the moment I want to run externals rather than internals, as I want the BFD libraries portable when and if required for some sessions.
I look forward to your input folks!
Many thanks in advance,