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Old 10-28-2007, 04:52 PM
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Default External firewire hard drive

I recently purchased mbox 2 pro and am currently learning to operate Pro tools. I am using a macbook that has two usb ports and one firewire port which is being used to connect to the mbox interface. I was told that I need to use an external firewire hard drive for recording. My question is...... can I connect the hard drive to the unused firewire port in the back of the interface? .....and if so, what hard drive is compatible with mbox 2 pro?
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:56 PM
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I recently purchased mbox 2 pro and am currently learning to operate Pro tools. I am using a macbook that has two usb ports and one firewire port which is being used to connect to the mbox interface. I was told that I need to use an external firewire hard drive for recording. My question is...... can I connect the hard drive to the unused firewire port in the back of the interface? .....and if so, what hard drive is compatible with mbox 2 pro?
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Digi recomends that you plug the external hard drive into the firewire port first and then connect your mbox2 pro to the hard drive itself. I use a Lacie D2 external hard drive.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:48 AM
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Digi recomends that you plug the external hard drive into the firewire port first and then connect your mbox2 pro to the hard drive itself. I use a Lacie D2 external hard drive.
and what if mbox shuts down? does this corrupt the external?
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:57 PM
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This is why you attach the drive to the computer firewire and the Mbox to the drive. The Mbox can crash without messing the drive. Also, if you pull the Mbox firewire cable, the drive is still connected(really important if the drive is writing data as that can corrupt the session and render it useless). I also hear that if you pull a firewire cable out of a running Mac without dismounting the drive first, you can cook the firewire port on the computer(I have done this on a PC without incident but YMMV).
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:15 AM
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I believe a firewire 400 drive that has at least an Oxford 911 chip

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