Speed usb vs hd Tags: Flash Media Audio USB HD Storage Last response: April 10, 2010 7:11 PM in Storage Share carlocarlo April 10, 2010 7:02:41 PM Hello, i want to record multi-track audio on my pc. people say directly recording to hd shortens the life of of my hd. but is recording straight to usb a better choice? thanks More about : speed usb sminlal a c 415 G Storage April 10, 2010 7:11:06 PM By "HD" do you mean the hard drive inside your computer? And by "USB" do you mean a USB Thumb Drive? Writing to a hard drive has no effect on it's life expectancy whatsoever. But you can only write to a Thumb Drive so many times (several thousands). Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumSpeed of 2.5" HD : External USB 3 vs . Internal SATA ForumSpeed USB 2 0 vs ethernet ForumUSB 3.0 Western Digital 30mb/s transfer speed ForumFile Sharing, USB HD vs . Server ForumUSB 2 vs . USB 3 speeds?? ForumWireless N routers Speed ???Belkin VS Netgear ForumGTX 660 VS HD 7850 ForumGigabyte gtx 660 Ti vs . Sapphire HD 7870 Ghz. edition ForumUSB hard disk speed ? ForumPCMCIA USB 2.0 Speed ? ForumGTX 560 vs . 6850 HD ForumUSB Wireless Adapter Internet Speed limit? ForumNVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB vs . AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB ForumUSB vs SATA II transfer rate ForumUSB 2.0 vs 3.0 ForumUSB 3 vs UD3 ForumUSB 3.0 hard drives vs . SSDs ForumUSB sticks questions ForumWhat's RT-N65U USB 3.0 transfer speed ForumNeed up to date SSD advice. More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !