Audio Workflow Solutions
Every DJ, music producer, or audio engineer has a unique creative process, but many overlook the importance of a proper storage solution. Every musician should have a 3-2-1 backup solution4 to protect and maintain their sound library. Whether you’re producing at a professional studio or mixing tracks at home, SanDisk Professional offers an array of audio solutions - professional SSDs and External Hard Drives for audio recording, and portable and desktop drives to help optimize your music production.
When you’re recording on the road, it’s important to have your core music library of samples, mixes, and live recordings with you. Don’t wait for online downloads when you’re trying to make music. As a rugged, pocket-sized SSD, the G-DRIVE SSD goes up to 4TB capacity, which should be your first backup copy of your crucial music files. It also runs completely silent if you’re at a live recording. Also, make sure to have a 2nd backup. SanDisk Professional recommends the G-DRIVE ArmorATD, which is a rugged, portable hard drive with up to 5TB storage.
For the third and final backup, many musicians maintain a master music library back at their home studio. Offload your sound library to a desktop drive like G-DRIVE PRO or configurable RAID solution like G-RAID 2 or G-RAID SHUTTLE 4. This helps protect your mixes, samples, or projects even if you lose your portable drives on the road.
G-DRIVE PRO – An ultra-fast, high-performance storage solution featuring Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 interfaces in an all-aluminum enclosure.
The G-RAID 2 is a high-performance, dual Enterprise-class 7200RPM hard drive storage system featuring Thunderbolt 3, USB-C™ (supports USB 3.1 Gen 2) and HDMI® connectivity for ultimate flexibility.
1. As used for storage capacity, 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = one trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less, depending on operating environment.
2. Based on read speed, unless otherwise specified. As used for transfer rate, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations.
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4. The 3-2-1 Rule is, have 3x copies, in 2x locations, and only work off of 1x of those copies.