Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Best storage for FD-8

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    East Coast....
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Cool

    Sign in to disable this ad
    whats the best all around storage for an FD-8????????

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    Waupun, Wisconsin (Cheese State)
    Posts
    323
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    1249

    Wink

    Now, I own a FD-4, but I have been very happy with my Orb Drive. It works well and I can by cartridges for $25-40 that will store 2.2gb. That equals 6 1/2 hours of recording time divided by 8 tracks--still, close to an hour of recording. And that is at the Master 1 format. ADAC will give you beaucoup recording time. I think it beats Zip drives hands down.

    Peace, Jim

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    East Coast....
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Wink

    thanx for the reply....would the orb be better than internal drives.....maybe 6 gig?????

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    East Coast....
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Wink

    thanx for the reply....would the orb be better than internal drives.....maybe 6 gig?????

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    Waupun, Wisconsin (Cheese State)
    Posts
    323
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    1249

    Wink

    woops--correct post below--Jim

    [This message has been edited by Jim Marquard (edited 03-23-2000).]

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    Waupun, Wisconsin (Cheese State)
    Posts
    323
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    1249

    Wink

    Better? Hard to say better. The 4+ gig from Fostex is $250 installed. Now you can pickup a 6 gig 2.5" drive for about $200+. The same amount of cartridges for an Orb would cost $120 or less. That works out to be an extra 4 gig if you use the $80 saving towds more disks. I think after the initial investment, Orb will quickly pay for itself. And, if you know somone else with an FD-8 and an Orb drive, you just take a cartridge the size of a CD to their machine. What, they have no Orb Drive? Then you car a drive the size of a CD player to their place. Either way is easier than carting your entire FD-8 if everything is stuch on a hard drive.

    Peace, Jim

    [This message has been edited by Jim Marquard (edited 03-23-2000).]

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    East Coast....
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Wink

    thanx for the info.....i think the castlewood will be better for me in the long run also....your comments were appriciated....

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •