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    External Firewire/USB 2.0 hard drives?

    Has anyone tried using one of those external Firewire/USB 2.0 hard drives with the 16mb cache for streaming? Need more space and some backup real-estate. I think Kays mentioned this earlier, just wondering if anyone has tried it.



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    Re: External Firewire/USB 2.0 hard drives?

    Hi Brian

    I use both, but only with 8mb cache, and both seem to work for me. Where are you seeing the 16mb cache drives sold?

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    Re: External Firewire/USB 2.0 hard drives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patthoven
    Hi Brian

    I use both, but only with 8mb cache, and both seem to work for me. Where are you seeing the 16mb cache drives sold?
    Hey thanks...good to know!
    Here is a 16 MB cache drive...

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    Anyone else?
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    Re: External Firewire/USB 2.0 hard drives?

    I've been using a usb 2.0 hard drive for some time now, and it works swimmingly... Mine also just has an 8 meg cache...

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    My entire studio is running on USB 2.0. They smoke. They are slightly faster then Firewire and less expensive.

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    Re: External Firewire/USB 2.0 hard drives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bela D Media
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    My entire studio is running on USB 2.0. They smoke. They are slightly faster then Firewire and less expensive.

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    Re: External Firewire/USB 2.0 hard drives?

    Im using the Maxtor Touch II 300g external drive 16m cache. Using Firewire 400 on laptop, which has better sustain rate . Works great w/ EWQLSO Gold!
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    Re: External Firewire/USB 2.0 hard drives?

    What's the DMA situation with USB drives? I always assumed they weren't DMA'd. If they work in a DAW situation I must be wrong.

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    Re: External Firewire/USB 2.0 hard drives?

    Will this also work with Kontakt 2 streaming piano sounds? I would love to use my laptop for this.

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    Re: External Firewire/USB 2.0 hard drives?

    There is also FW800, which is faster.

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