On 06/29/2011 08:02 AM, Arnold Krille wrote:
> I don't believe the journal takes that much overhead. What makes recording
i found that increasing ardour's disk buffer size from 5 seconds to
something like 45 seconds helps a lot. basically, you throw ram at the
problem :) since i did that, i've never seen the dreaded "disk couldn't
keep up with ardour" message again.
you will want to undo this during editing, though, or else ardour will
try to fill those buffers before playing, which takes time.
iiuc ardour3 allows you to set different read and write buffers, which
eliminates the need to change settings. but i haven't tested that in
> And if you want to optimize the disk, you
not sure about ssd - i think that's wasteful given the limited number of
r/w cycles you get from those things. but raid1 is pretty much a must
for what i do. i can't imagine discussing accidental data loss due to
single drive failure with a customer...
especially not if it's a choir and orchestra whose combined salary would
easily buy you a multi-TB RAID6 per hour.
everything goes to raid1 when i do recording jobs, and before the
machine is moved, i make a backup copy to an external disk that is
looked after very, very well.
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