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Old 03-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Sadie Tango Sadie Tango is offline
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Default Error -9073 drive is too slow using a fast enough drive

I just started getting an -9073 error running a session with about 30 tracks and lots of edits, though no plug-ins.

"DAE can't get audio from the drive fast enough. Your drive may be too slow or fragmented or a firewire drive could be having trouble due to the extra firewire bandwidth or CPU load" made no sense since it's a 7200 rpm thunderbolt drive."

I removed some of the tracks which helped briefly then the problem started again. I just replaced my Mac Pro 1,1 with a 2012 Mac Mini i7 2.6 gHz quad core with an SSD start up drive and I'm using a G-Drive mobile thunderbolt drive for audio, along with my old Digi 003 console and Digimax FS preamp. I have had no issues with my new set up until this problem started. I thought it might be a thunderbolt issue so I plugged in the HD via its USB 3.0 port, but the problem remained. Then I tried playing back the session from my FW800 backup drive. Still the same error message. I tried playing a different project and it played fine. So my next hunch was that the problem session was corrupted. I created a new session and imported all the tracks into the new session and started working without any problems for awhile, then started getting the error message again. I still seem to be able to work on other sessions without any problems but I'm wondering what could be causing issues with this particular session. It is a little larger and more complicated than the other sessions I've tested since the problem started, but still well within the track count limit for Pro Tools 10 Native.

The G-Drive mobile thunderbolt drive is less than half full and is supposed to be plenty fast for audio work. I would think using a thunderbolt connection would speed things up even more.

Any suggestions out there?

2012 Mac Mini i7 quad core 2.6 ghz, 256 gb SSD drive, 16 gb RAM, Pro Tools 10.3.8, Digi 003, Digimax FS preamp, 1 TB G Drive mobile thunderbolt 7200 rpm
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