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FireWire (410) hot-swapping hot-plugging issues and risks and possible workarounds Audio Interfaces
Old 19th August 2007
  #1
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FireWire (410) hot-swapping hot-plugging issues and risks and possible workarounds

I bought a FireWire 410 by M-Audio and read all the warnings about not hot-plugging the device...
It sucks to have to turn the computer down every time, so I wondering if it would be possible to circumvent the problem or diminish the risks by buying a FireWire hub and connecting all the hard drives and the audio interface to the computer through the hub...
also if I use the enclosed wall-mart adapter for the audio interface, can I then hot-plug (since, I am assuming, the power to the interface will come from the adapter?

Thanks
Old 20th August 2007
  #2
Lives for gear
 

HI,
you will fry the unit hot plugging it!
no way around it.

why would you unplug it to begin with..

Scott
ADK
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