Survey: Throughput on a Laptop

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I have read some of the theory, but I'm wondering about the real world:

How many tracks do you guys get on a firewire interface with a firesire
dire, using a PCMCIA card on a Laptop? Where do you think the bottleneck
is?

I'm thinking about getting a Firepod by Presonus, and running it through an
Adaptec card on a two year olr Compaq Presario. I have a La Cie 200 Gig
Hard drive, which would also use the firewire.

In theiry, with an additional digitial preamp, I should get 10 tracks in
while providing four separate stereo mixes out for monitoring.

What can I expect in the real world?

Thanks for all your help, here and in the past.

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"John Krieger" <john.krieger@att.net> wrote in message
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> I'm thinking about getting a Firepod by Presonus, and running it through
an
> Adaptec card on a two year olr Compaq Presario. I have a La Cie 200 Gig
> Hard drive, which would also use the firewire.
>
> In theiry, with an additional digitial preamp, I should get 10 tracks in
> while providing four separate stereo mixes out for monitoring.
>
> What can I expect in the real world?

Problems if they are both on the same firewire channel.

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> > What can I expect in the real world?


Hi Tony,
What are your system specs? Processor, RAM, L2 Cache

Regards,

Rick Naqvi
www.presonus.com
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I have a Compaqu Presario with a pentium III running at 1 GHz, with 256 Meg
of RAM

I would have thought that the limiting factor was some combination of the
PCMCIA firewire card and the PCMCIA bus standards.

I'm planning to get the Adaptec DuoConnect 1422, which has two Firewire
ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports. I don't know how many Firewire channels.

I do most of my recording at 44.1, 16 bit, which should be a throughput of
..7 mbits per track with no overhead.

Even if I use the new-found ocean if disk space on the 200 Gig La Cie to go
to 24/96, that should give me over 100 tracks (with no overhead).

On the other hand, people who know lots more than I do tell me that I'll
have trouble getting even the Firepod's ten tracks in and back out to the
Firewire hard drive.

Any thoughts or recommendaitons would be appreciated.

Thank, all, in advance
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"Rick Naqvi" <rnaqvi@presonus.com> wrote in message
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> > > What can I expect in the real world?
>
>
> Hi Tony,
> What are your system specs? Processor, RAM, L2 Cache
>
> Regards,
>
> Rick Naqvi
> www.presonus.com
> 800.750.0323
 
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"Rick Naqvi" <rnaqvi@presonus.com> wrote in message
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> Hi Tony,
> What are your system specs? Processor, RAM, L2 Cache

Not sure how relevant that is because whilst I'm using a 2.4G P4, 512MB ram,
512kb L2 etc, the problems are bus related.
I don't have any problems using an internal drive, so that's what I do. I
don't use a Presonus Firepod though, but still think it's probably prudent
for the OP not to put the device on the same firewire port as an external
hard drive.

TonyP.
 
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