How fast and what type of external hard drive is sufficient for tracking audio?
I'm using Studio One 3, Audiobox1818 (no longer VSL) and a Early 2015 Macbook Pro core i5 8 mb ram. It has Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3 ( My 2008 Mac Pro desktop just died and I'm trying to make due with what I have...)
What I'm asking is, what kind of transfer rate is fast enough for recording a full band live off the floor? ( I'd prefer recording at 24-44.1 but 24-96 provides lower latency) Transfer rates seem to very from 124MB/sec to 450MB/second and beyond.
I'm only looking for 1or 2 TB Capacity. Do I need 7200rpm or is 5400 sufficient and I cant afford an SSD. I'm looking to spend under $300 Canadian (so $230 US...ouch)
So Thunderbolt 2 or USB 3 and What transfer rate.
Thanks for your anticipated input!