thread: Digi 002 users
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Old 21st May 2006
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As far as the PCMCIA card, I can only tell you what cards DON'T work.

I've tried a few of them, and didn't have success with any of them. I actually had to mix an entire record on the road with buffer errors every 10 seconds or so. It was a nightmare. A big problem with laptops is that a lot of them aren't very configurable from within the BIOS. You also can't swap hardware into different slots, etc. Makes it tough, IRQ conflicts are commonplace. So, it's kinda hard to tell if it's the PCMCIA card itself, or the laptop and the rest of it's components. I hope somebody has found success with this and can help you out. Good luck!
This is really dubious stuff as Im going to need a solid system for a job in a couple of weeks and cant afford failures like that (location recording). I had been considering a multitrack HD and then importing stuff into PT but felt that the 002 option would make things simpler. But as I say I simply (and literally) cant afford for it to fail. This has made me reassess my plan unless someone out there is using a 002 on a PCMCIA firewire card with an IBM thinkpad T42p? If I cant confirm a working card it might have to be the HD recorder route...argghh