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The Audio Experiments of Jeff Danos

Got myself a Glyph

Glyph GT050Q

I've been dangerously close to running out of hard drive space on my music PC for some time now, so I decided to pick up a new external hard drive for the studio. After reading lots of reviews, I ended up purchasing an external drive by Glyph.

These are drives made specifically for audio production. They are super quiet and built tough. I purchased optional rack ears for it, which came a little too large, so it was a real bitch getting them secured in my rack. I also picked up a new firewire 800 card for my PC, to take advantage of the increase in speed. The drive came pre-formatted for Mac, which was a pain, but I figured it out with the help of some Googling.

I had been having some hiccups here and there on my audio system when my tracks were nearing completion and had lots of simultaneous effects running. I was hoping that the Glyph might alleviate some of that, but it hasn't really. In fact, it doesn't seem to run much faster the built-in hard drive does. But it's good expansion space, and it is portable. I don't know what I was expecting, since it is still dependent on the same memory and processor limits.

Assuming that the drive is as dependable as everyone says they are, I'll mark it down as a good investment. They offer overnight replacement for the first year, and a three year warranty, if I do have any trouble. Check them out if you're in the market.

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