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Old 10-10-2005, 11:16 AM
wdjudd wdjudd is offline
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Default DAE error -9073 LaCie d2 Firewire 800 Mb/sec Speed

I have the following configuration (complete system is new - ~6 months old):
Dual 1.8 GHz G5
1 GB memory
Mac OS 10.3.8 (Panther)
ProTools 6.9 LE
Recording to an external LaCie d2 Extreme LUN O 800 Mb/sec Speed, Journaled HDS+

During recording to the external LaCie drive recording terminates and I get the following error message:
"DAE can't get audio from the drive(s) 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. (-9073)

I tried using Disk Utility to erase the disk but this did not seem to help. I also tried updating from ProTools 6.7 to 6.9 but this did not seem to help. I am using a short (~ 3') cable between the CPU and Firewire drive.

Can anybody assist me with this problem? If fragmentation could be the problem, what tool(s) should I use to correct the problem?

Thank you in advance for your support.

ProTools LE/Native 10.3.10, 002R, Sibelius 6.2

OSX 10.9.5; Mac Pro: 2 x 3.46 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon; 32 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC; Internal Serial ATA Drives (Journaled HFS+): 2 x OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD; 3 x Seagate Barracudas 1.0 TB; External Firewire Drives (Journaled HFS+): 4 x Seagate Barracudas 1.5 TB and 6 x Seagate Barracudas 1.0 TB
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Old 11-09-2005, 05:17 AM
robberns robberns is offline
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Default Re: DAE error -9073 LaCie d2 Firewire 800 Mb/sec Speed

I'd try a couple of things.
First, re-format the drive in HFS+ and turn Journaling OFF.
Second, make sure you have turned off any CPU/bus activity like file sharing or networking.
Do you have any utilities you can test the speed of your FW800 bus to the drive?
A single d2 drive should hit 40-50MB/sec reads on FW800.
Also, make sure you have current firmware on your LaCie drive. Apple is constantly changing the FW bus and the bridge in the drive may need to be flashed. Go to the LaCie website for updates.
I have successfully played back 49 tracks on a single d2 drive, so there shoudn't be an issue here.
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:57 PM
Ed.S Ed.S is offline
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Default Re: DAE error -9073 LaCie d2 Firewire 800 Mb/sec S


I've had the same error with AVASTOR 800/250GB External drives, only on WXP PRO
I have the following config:
PT 6.9.3 TDM/HD2
Compaq W8000/2,4Ghz
1GB Memory
WXP Pro Sp2
2 x 120GB Internal
2 x 250GB Firewire 800 External

Microsoft has a patch for it and worked fine for me.


After you update your computer to Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), the performance of your 1394a or 1394b FireWire devices may be greatly decreased. A digital camera that uses S400 speed is an example of such a device.

This problem occurs if you connect a 1394a or 1394b FireWire device to a 1394b port. This problem occurs because Windows XP SP2 changes 1394b ports to S100 speed when you upgrade.
Update information
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download the Update for Windows XP (KB885222) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en)

Release Date: December 17, 2004

For more information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/)

To install this update, you must have Windows XP SP2 installed.

Restart information
You must restart your computer after you install this update.

Update replacement information
This update is not replaced by any later hotfix or update.

Registry information
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

After you install this update, if you add a host controller for a new 1394 device to your computer, you must add or modify the SidSpeed entry in the Windows registry for the new 1394 host controller. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\P CI\1394_hc_hw_id\1394_instance_id\Device Parameters

3. If the SidSpeed value does not exist in the right pane after you click the Device Parameters subkey in step 2, create it. To do this, point to New on the Edit menu, click DWORD Value, type SidSpeed, and then press ENTER.

4. Right-click SidSpeed, and then click Modify.

5. In the Value data box, type one of the values that are shown in the following table, and then click OK.

Value Speed
0 S100 speed
1 S200 speed
2 S400 speed (default value)
3 S400/S800 speed (Windows XP Service Pack 1 [SP1] value)
Note If you try to use a value that is larger than 3, SidSpeed will use a value of 0 (S100 speed).
6. Quit Registry Editor.
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:50 AM
Mista GR Mista GR is offline
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Default Re: DAE error -9073 LaCie d2 Firewire 800 Mb/sec Speed


You gotta turn off Spotlight indexing on yer Audio HD, it worked for me. Download Spotless from apple.com
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Old 01-25-2006, 01:31 PM
jigilous jigilous is offline
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Default Re: DAE error -9073 LaCie d2 Firewire 800 Mb/sec S

Spotlight is not the problem, as he is using 10.3.8, and Spotlight makes its debut in 10.4. I am having the same problem as well on my 10.3.8 system using 400Mb firewire bus.
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