The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 Search This Thread  Search This Forum  Search Reviews  Search Gear Database  Search Gear for sale  Search Gearslutz Go Advanced
Firewire drive too slow?
Old 30th August 2007
Gear Maniac

Firewire drive too slow?

I have a cheap 160 gig firewire drive that I use to bring files to and from the studio where we do our tracking. When I am trying to transfer the files from the FW drive to my internal HD my firewire bus freaks out causing my interface to reboot. This happens also when I open files in reaper or nuendo and try to run them from the FW drive. Is my firewire drive too slow? I know that my friends glyph gives him no such problems, but he is also running a mac.

Old 30th August 2007
Lives for gear
kgdrum_nyc's Avatar

just a guess:
do you have a fw i/o on the same fw bus?if you want to avoid fw logjams you need to have fw i/o on it's own bus, separate from the bus that fw drives are on.
i always have my i/o on it's own bus and fw drives on their own bus via a pci/fw card
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread Starter / Forum
Jax / Music Computers
James Lugo / So much gear, so little time
Jonathan Starr / Music Computers
radiospace / Music Computers
EKubik / Music Computers

Forum Jump
Forum Jump