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Old 01-07-2011, 07:54 AM
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Default Oxford 924 vs Oxford 934 Firewire Question

Can I use FW 800 with a Mercury Elite Pro Classic HD that has the Oxford 934 chipset? According to the following ProTools 9 compatibility specs... the 934 chipset is only listed as FW 400 compatible. (see below)

On the other hand... the 924 chip is listed as both FW 400 and 800 compatible. I know the Mercury Elite Pro AL drive has the 924 chip.
I am ready to purchase one of these drives... just need a little help in deciding. Thanks in advance...

FireWire (Mac Only) with FireWire interface using these chipsets:
Oxford 934 - FW 400
Oxford 924 - FW 400
Oxford 924 - FW 800
Oxford 911 - FW 400
Oxford 912 - FW 400
Oxford 912 - FW 800

My set-up:
iMac Snow Leopard
Mbox 3 USB
Pro Tools 9
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: Oxford 924 vs Oxford 934 Firewire Question

worked many years with prorools

never used oxford HD - no problems
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:18 AM
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Default Re: Oxford 924 vs Oxford 934 Firewire Question

I would follow the compatibility guide.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:58 AM
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Default Re: Oxford 924 vs Oxford 934 Firewire Question

Thanks Park... I did end up calling OWC and they claim that the Classic Drive with the 934 chip is approved for Pro Tools 9 and that perhaps Avid has not updated the info on their website. Unfortunately, I do not have a way to contact Avid directly to confirm.

Anyone else out there using Oxford 934 chips in their hard drives with no issues?
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:39 PM
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And I would accept OWC's recommendation. I own several of their drives cases with an Hitachi drive inside. They work well.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:13 PM
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Thanks Park... Good to know.
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:35 PM
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worked many years with prorools

never used oxford HD - no problems
I am pretty sure that you have, and just don't know it. It is not a brand, but a specific chipset. Very common on all approved PT drives. ff
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