Author Topic: whats the largest partition size/drive u have successfully used with pro tools?  (Read 2301 times)


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this question has come up from another thread..
lets find the definitive answer..

is there a hard drive size limit?
is there a partition size limit?

obviously we leave out intel / guid GPT drives from this discussion..  ;D

im interested in hearing results from powerpc machines...... using pt5.x or pt6.x
« Last Edit: February 07, 2015, 05:44:47 AM by chrisNova777 »

Offline Knezzen

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400gb drive partitioned to one 400gb partition.
Tested in Pro Tools 5.1.3, 5.1.3cs11 (under 9.2.2) and 6.4.1 (under Panther).

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you can successfully use upto 1TB partitions / physical drives within PT 6.4.1. please be aware that raid is not a good idea with IDE or SATA drives. only SCSI. the reason for this is because of the support that's been relied upon since PT started using SCSI drives, it's been kept in until PT 7 where it's opened the doors to SATA and SAS with the invention of G5 powermacs, etc.

for the moment, I'm using 4 x 160gb drives mounted in a magma 4 slot chassis with 3 protools mix cards and it does fine for me.

though I wouldn't mind sorting out larger drives for show work, etc.

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