btb4

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    Pro-audio Pc

    Yeah, in general I agree - you need to specify what you are running. Is this all some sort of basic software-based stuff, like CuBase VST, or do you have any DSP? Do you have any scratch disk options? Frankly, even though your stream bandwidth is smaller, this setup bears a lot more resemblance to video compositing than to other apps. We do fairly long audio stuff, but rarely more than 4-6 tracks. We always use SCSI, though since out muti-track starts out that way (Tascam) that helps. Depending on how you answer, it seems probable that an SATA with TCQ (when available) may be your best/most cost-effective answer.
  2. But then again it is AOL....
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    Superbowl Surprises?

    Heh, http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...er_bowl_jackson Now it is a "costume reveal"....
  4. Then a two drive system is the way to go.
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    Wd740gd Ps Sluggard

    Well they are fragmented if they get fragmented when they are written. Are you using scratch files and page file on the same disk? If you can't do it all with memory (physical and page) then try reducing or eliminating your page file and just using scratch for PS.
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    Curse Microsoft!

    Actually I wish Renaissance had made it.
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    Replaytv

    Oh, and on a Replay-TV related topic I have a unit from about 14 months ago still unopened in the box. It was a holiday gift for a family member who ended up not having cable (ech!). I think it was the smallest unit at the time - maybe 40G? Does that have LBA48 support? How far could I take that unit? This thread has inspired me to do some tinkering in a couple of weeks when I have more time....
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    Replaytv

    Has Replay gotten better HDD-wise? For a while they were on a pretty steep RMA curve. What about the Pana PVR units that will dump to DVD-Rs and DVD-RAMs? I don't know the file structure they use, but I would tend to think that would be more efficient than using hose.
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    Wd1200jd Noise Is Killing Me

    Um, dude, ixnay ethay ookiecay rapcay....
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    Curse Microsoft!

    I'm more concerned here about the decision to drop the Xbox platform, though I already have a hi-rez switcher into my entertainment system, so I could hang an XBox and an XBox 2 off of it easily. Yes, my two-year old daughter already knows how to work a Sierra (though unlike my 8 year old son she can't make it do what she wants). This is capitalism. M$ is another consumer of ATI's products, just like you. Well, not just like you, unless your purchasing of their products can directly influence bottom line, stock prices, etc. If M$ didn't get better treatment than you & I then ATI wouldn't be fit to be in business. All of that aside, by the time these are actually on the shelves, who knows?
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    Superbowl Surprises?

    "Carolina" Panthers and the "New England" Patriots - evidently when I was not looking it became fashionable to name sports teams after regions of the country instead of cities like proper sports teams. Evidently the ending was a cliffhanger - I did not wach, was just called out of my office away from work by my wife to view the JJ thingy. Two minutes and twelve seconds of intense frame by frame PVR analysis, according to the system clock. I speculated aloud if I should post images and my wife replied "After over two minutes there'll be about a million sites with it already".
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    Sco Website Is Unreachable.

    Correct - they did the honorable thing and by "disappearing" avoided the impact that would have been felt on millions of other systems, routers, hoses, etc. Unless it cured cancer for those infected, there's no such thing as a "white hat virus".
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    Superbowl Surprises?

    The "pic 3" view was what lead me to think that perhaps it was not orchestrated, but all circumstantial evidence seems to indicate otherwise.
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    Superbowl Surprises?

    Well, now we know. I think I'd prefer a bayonet to the liver....
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    Superbowl Surprises?

    Well, the FCC will protect us: http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/02/02/superbowl...kson/index.html Based on the hype that followed it seems that this was a pretty widely anticipated "malfunction".
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    Superbowl Surprises?

    That would be the question of the day, would it not? It appeared to be the size of a pasty, but metallic, and the coverage it provided was not that of a pasty. Maybe the "shiz fiz wiz" or whatever set are hip to current trends in epidermal perforation? I spent too much of my early life actively attempting to prevent holes being put in my hide to go out and pay to have someone do it....
  17. Oh, and to clarify, neither have a mic....
  18. You should try the 7505s, too. We have both in studio, and for whatever reason even though there is an impression of greater comfort for the 7506s the 7505s always get selected first. This is by people who many times will wear them for 12-14+ hours straight and can wear anything they want. I think it is because the 7506s are heavier and can end up with a bit of a "pull" on your head over time.
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    Sco Website Is Unreachable.

    Humorous or odd? Anyway, what I find to be odd, and not a wee bit humorous, is the fact that with all the money that these victims and potential victims represent and all of the potential free-lance talent available, that teams are not now working on a permanent solution to these little pricks. A $250K reward? These guys need to get serious. A nice quiet solution might be OK, though I have long held that a few dozen of 'em being discovered very publicly in a Mussolini-like fashion would resolve the issue once and for all.
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    Superbowl Surprises?

    Thanks for the clarification. I thought it may have been postive in slang, as in "my day" when if it was "bad" it was good....
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    Superbowl Surprises?

    Translation, please? In "over 30-ese", if you can. I suspect that both "shiz" and "foul" may require elucidation in this context.
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    Superbowl Surprises?

    Thanks for the tip...seem more reliable than some of the non-mainstream "news" sites that get cited here. I think that though it is only Sunday I may have already found my favorite phrase of the week: "wardrobe malfunction". Dang, now H&M can swap war stories with the Folsom Ops.... More critically - they have a better rez image than my PVR, so what the heck is that silvery star thingy? It does not seem very pasty-like. Could Janet have done to her nipples what Mikey did to his schnoz?
  23. These sorts of pagefile considerations do not apply to Mac installs, do they? It has been about 4 years since I had to optimize PS for the Mac....
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    Superbowl Surprises?

    Oh, checked the link and it is "Justin". Edit edit edit....
  25. You should have the swap disk and the page file on different disks. It is advisable to have as much RAM as possible, ideally to avoid page file use. A lot will depend on how much and what detail PS work you do - if your PS files run into the multiple gigs then you will not be able to have enough physical system RAM to avoid disk use. PS memory usage is a bit odd, as you can avoid much scratch disk usage by increasing your page file size, up to a certain size of PS file, then you may be better off dropping page file size - or eliminating your page file altogether and just using PS scratch disk files as the PS files get really large. Also, note that with PS 7 and later this is optimized differently than before as PS 7+ can use unlimited scracth disk file numbers and sizes. Most (or at least many) versions of PS will alert you on start if you have your scratch disk setting to the same disk as your page file.