Daiy chaining a Firewire audio interface + external HDD

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by riotshield, May 20, 2007.

  1. riotshield macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2007
    I just ordered a new Macbook and would like to use it for recording on the go. Has anyone run into bandwidth or latency issues daisy chaining an audio interface and an external HDD on the same Firewire port (specifically Firewire 400)? I'd like to record directly to the HDD. If anyone is doing this, what is the maximum number of 24-bit tracks you've been able to record simultaneously? Thanks
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601


    Jul 18, 2002
    i've gotten 24 track throughput (8 record and 16 playback) @ 96/24 with a g3 ibook (640 meg RAM). the external drive was 7200 rpm and had an 8 meg cache.

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