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Old 01-21-2011, 11:24 AM
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Default Still confused by External Drives

I'm still trying to get my head round the external drive options.

I have an 11 Rack, which is USB, so it would be easy to attach a FW drive - job done (The IMAC just has one).

But I've been thinking of buying a third party interface with a couple of pre amps. I'd like to record in stereo, plus since buying an MBOX and now the 11 Rack they've been back for repair and replacement. more than is acceptable, and the 11 Rack only has one XLR input, (although I'll probably keep the 11 Rack). I

But if I buy a FW interface, something like the Onyx Blackbird - I only have one FW port.

I've seen contradicting info about external drives, albeit most seem to insist a FW drive is the only option - and i know AVID recommend this approach.

Is a safe to daisy chain FW? Or at a push can I get away with a USB drive. Is either of these approaches better than just recording to the internal drive.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:40 AM
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Default Re: Still confused by External Drives

yes, it is safe to chain FW drives

Some people don't have problems with USB drives, most do have problems with USB drives
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:06 AM
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Default Re: Still confused by External Drives

Thanks Craig....

So if I daisy chain a FW drive off my FW interface - the performance will be OK?
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FireWire. Daisy chain. Yes!
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