external hard drive--- firewire/usb?
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    Default external hard drive--- firewire/usb?

    its black friday and i'm thinking about buying a hard drive. i use ableton; will i be able to stream my music from the hard drive itself without noticeable latency/lag? would there be a major difference in a usb or a firewire one in playing clips?


    buying the usb one could save me 100 bucks but it will take up one of my two usb ports that i need for my controller/soundcard.

    any tips?

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    I use this. Super fast, small, light and bounces when you drop it. (seriously tough).
    Firewire 400/800 and USB.

    For me there is no alternative.
    http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10949

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlos Santos View Post
    I use this. Super fast, small, light and bounces when you drop it. (seriously tough).
    Firewire 400/800 and USB.

    For me there is no alternative.
    http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10949
    SNAP!

    And agreed! Also you can get different "skins" if you don't like the orange rubber trim (i went for the black)

    http://www.saverstore.com/product/20...eeves-set-of-3

    Also firewire is faster and will keep one of your two usb ports free (for controller and sc). That's important!
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    Quote Originally Posted by djmaxone View Post
    SNAP!

    And agreed! Also you can get different "skins" if you don't like the orange rubber trim (i went for the black)

    http://www.saverstore.com/product/20...eeves-set-of-3

    Also firewire is faster and will keep one of your two usb ports free (for controller and sc). That's important!
    How about esata?

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