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  • Tue, May 25 2010 11:21 AM

    • Sharko
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    Internal Hard drives for xw8600

    I am looking to add internal hard drives for media storage and editing. Any suggestions for SATA drives that work well for avid files? My system: Avid MC 4.0 / HP xw8600 / Dual intel xeon 3ghz CPU / 3GB RAM / Nvidia FX3700 / WIN XP SP3

    Avid DX Nitris 5.5, HP xw8600 CPU dual Xeon x5450 3Ghz, Nvidia Quadro FX3700, Win7 64bit, 16GB RAM, CalDigit HDOne 8TB Raid External Hard Drive [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, May 25 2010 1:28 PM In reply to

    • Gargoyle
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    Re: Internal Hard drives for xw8600

    I have been using Seagate SATA/300 Barracudas in my 8600, troublefree for over a year. 

    MC Soft 3.1.3 MS XP Pro SP3 Quicktime 7.5.5 HP xw 8600 2.33ghz Quad Core Xeon/ 3 gigs RAM 500 SATA Internal System Drive 3 X 750 SATA Internal Media... [view my complete system specs]

    Best, Tony

  • Tue, May 25 2010 1:33 PM In reply to

    • fiendish
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    Re: Internal Hard drives for xw8600

    Any SATA or SATA II drives will work, it depends how much you want to spend and what resolutions you are working with. There are several large, fast drives on the market these days at very reasonable prices. I've always bought enterprise class drives for my media but I know many people think this is unnecessary.

    Currently I have 4 x ITB Hitachi A7K1000s in my xw8600 which are rock solid, touch wood, but these are getting a bit long in the tooth now. They are also pretty noisy and create a lot of heat. Have recently used a big raid with 8 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB and they were fast, quiet and cool. Very cheap too, though they are only 'desktop' drives of course.

    i7-2600k Home Build - MC 7.0.6 / 8GB RAM xw8600 Dual Quad 3ghz - MC 5.0.4. on Win 7 x64 with Mojo SDI - 12gb RAM / Quadro 3500 and 3ware 9650SE Raid 5... [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, May 25 2010 2:30 PM In reply to

    Re: Internal Hard drives for xw8600

    Interesting you mention xw8600's ... just posted last night.!/photo.php?pid=31088356&id=1550710936

    All WD from ...

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 w/353.82. 2TB Boot, 2 x 3TB internal... [view my complete system specs]

    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    Randall L. Rike, ACI, ACSR Mac*Win*Unity*ISIS*DS
    Systems Engineer @ BET Networks [a Viacom company]

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