Back in the day, engineers would burn through miles and miles of tape during a session - it was actually a significant part of their recording budget! Tape isn't used much anymore. After all, most of us use computers to make music. And last time we checked, most computers aren't equipped with tape decks. So what do you record on? Great question. These days, hard drives have replaced our beloved reel-to-reel tape decks. In the past, the wide array of tape formulations available caused us decision anxiety. Today it's not much different. Hard drives come in different shapes and sizes as well. More decision anxiety. Let Sweetwater ease your worry. We've researched every type of hard drive on the planet, and we know which one will work best for you. And luckily, unlike tape formulations, all hard drives offer the same great sound quality.
Whether you record on a Mac or PC, on a laptop or desktop, there's an internal hard drive in our on-site 100,000-square-foot warehouse that's perfect for your computer. We've got HDDs. We've got SSDs. We've got every 3-letter acronym that's related to hard drives. Best of all, Sweetwater is an Apple Authorized Reseller - we'll be glad to install a new internal hard drive in your Mac for you!
A lot of musicians record on a laptop, or prefer to store their audio files on a portable medium. That's why we stock a wide range of external hard drives. USB, eSATA, FireWire, Thunderbolt, or USB-C, we'll hook you up with the fastest external hard drive your computer can handle. And if you experience any difficulties, our award-winning tech support team will be happy to troubleshoot with you.
Sweetwater also carries all sorts of hard drive accessories. We've got cases and rackmount kits for your external hard drives, Apple AirPort Time Capsules, hard drive bays, adapters, power supplies, and more. Whatever your data storage needs might be, Sweetwater has the solution.
Questions about Hard Drives / Storage?
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