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Old 03-13-2009, 05:10 PM
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I have Pro tools 8 m-powered on a powerbook g4 2gb ram, 60 hd. I don´t have any space on my powerbook internal drive so I want to use a usb 2.0 wd 500 gb drive that I have to manage the sessions, the problem is that PT won´t let me turn the drive into a record or playback drive. I know that PT doesn´t support usb drives but is the only thing I have. Is there a way of managing my sessions using the wd external drive?? I want to get rid of the sessions in my internal drive, make a back up, actually 2 backups and use the external drive to manage pro tools sessions. Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:00 PM
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In other words, what´s the best way to work on pro tools with what I have?
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:19 PM
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You have a Powerbook G4? Doesn't it have firewire? The reason you can't use USB2 on your Powerbook is because it doesn't have USB2. Find a firewire drive and you'll be OK.

BTW, what interface are you using?
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:26 PM
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firewire 410, but <i already fixed the problem, thanks.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:05 AM
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"I want to use a usb 2.0 wd 500 gb drive that I have to manage the sessions, the problem is that PT won´t let me turn the drive into a record or playback drive."

glad I saw this topic, as I have a similar question - I have PT8 running on a Macbook with OSX 10.5.5, and I need the firewire port to run the ProjectMix I/O - when I tried to save my new PT file on a Toshiba hard drive I had the same problem as above. what can I do?
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Old 03-28-2009, 03:33 PM
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Have you checked to make sure the drive is formatted as HFS+ (Mac OS Extended (Journaled))? Most drives come formatted for Windows which typically means FAT32.

BTW, unless it's a pretty old Powerbook G4, it should have usb2. If I remember correctly, if it's a 1.25GHz or faster, you should be good to go.

Also check in the Workspace window to make sure the drive is marked for Recording.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:20 PM
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USB is not recommended for recording to. Get a FireWire drive and chain the interface if you have to.

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USB is not recommended for recording to. Get a FireWire drive and chain the interface if you have to.

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