Does anyone know where I can find a laptop with an option for dual hard drives? Dell used to have an option on some of their higher end laptops for a second drive, but it has been replaced with more generic “2x250GB” options. Since I need at least one of the drives to be at least 7200RPM, those options don’t work well for me (unless one of the 2x___ options features the faster drives, which Dell’s doesn’t).
I should clarify, I am using this laptop for recording multitrack audio (“pro studio” kind of stuff). So being able to keep your OS on a seperate physical disk from where you are recording to is a big deal.
Ideally I would like to find a laptop that had the option of two separate drives, so I could have a slower 5400RPM system drive and a faster drive for recording, rather than having two of the “hungrier” 7200RPM drives. I have found that a separate recording drive leads to much more stability when recording multi-track audio.
On the other hand, would a SSD have the same limitations as a HDD for recording (namely, the problem with running your OS on the same disk you are recording to)? IE, would the need for a second drive be irrelevant on an SSD?
On my Toshiba Tecra M3 you can remove the dvd drive and replace it with
a caddy that holds a second hard drive. See if the systems your
looking at have this available in the specs or accessories list.
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