Originally Posted by Poopants
I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but when I got my Firewire 1814, it would keep dropping out and protools would stop recognizing it and it would do all kinds of weird stuff...I called up M-Audio and they informed me that I can't plug in the interface and even 1 more firewire hard drive...the only way to do it is to plug the hard drive into the 1814 and then the 1814 into the computer (on a mac at least).
They tell me it's the Mac's fault for using the same firewire bus for all of the FW ports, but other interfaces I've had don't have this problem so I guess they just make $hitty drivers
Wow, I've been having a lot of problems running Pro Tools 7 on my brand new iMac Intel machine with the 1814 and have just about exhausted the troubleshooting of both the software (upgraded to 7.3) and hardware (Apple verified my machine is running perfectly). Never thought it could be an issue with the 1814 preventing the use of an external firewire drive.
Has anyone else found it impossible to run two firewire devices on a Mac when using M-Audio interfaces?
I am extremely dubious of M-Audio's claim that Apple is to blame. Their drivers are TERRIBLE.