View Full Version : DV on a 7600

07-13-2001, 03:35 PM
I have a 7600 with the following specs:
G3 466/233 running at 500/250 in an XLR8 carrier zif
198M RAM
Original 1.1G OEM HD plus 8.4G Seagate Medalist Pro
XLR8 MachFire card
Keyspan USB card
OS 9.1

I've been trying to run this computer with a Canon Elura2 and iMovie. I've been running into problems as related below:

Basically I can get about 4-5 seconds of video captured then I get an error message saying the disk was responding too slowly. I've reduced the extensions to pretty well nothing, optimized the drive and I think the problem is the small (less than 500k) disk cache on the Medalist. What I was wondering was if the 50pin Barracuda would do the trick or if I needed to get an LVD drive and an adapter.

07-13-2001, 06:30 PM
i'm not familiar with that HD. but if it's slower than 5400, that could be your problem. generally, a HD spinning at 7,500 and over is recommended. and the bigger the better (30 gigs and up)

07-15-2001, 12:12 PM
The medalist was Seagates old lowcost drive that is no longer sold. Its fairly slow, but still 7200RPM. The barracuda 18GB UltraNarrow drive is much faster. It can probably do about 19MB/s with the right SCSI interface (MilesBNote PCI). On your stock bus it will max that out as well - 9MB/s.

In theory you only need about 5MB/s for DV, but you may need or want an LVD setup. The MilesU2W and a pair of 10K or 15K Cheetahs should do the trick.

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