MBP, Duet and Ext hard drive

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Snoggin, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Snoggin macrumors newbie

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    So I just got a MBP, a Duet and an external hardrive as i have seen numerous statementss that it is better to record to an external drive than the C Drive on the computer.. But i only have one firewire connection on the MBP.

    I'm just setting this up but seems like it could be an issue .. Do i need to buy a hub or something??

    Thank you,

    First time poster

    Snoggin
     
  2. Snoggin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok , so I can use the USB 2.0 connector for the Hard drive no problem right... Problem solved.. It has three options
     
  3. Plumbstone macrumors regular

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    If your external drive has 2 firewire ports you can use it as a hub.
     
  4. Snoggin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So are you saying I could run the Duet thru the Harddrive all in Firewire??

     
  5. PRPS macrumors member

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    i also suggest saving it place such as http://www.dropbox.com/ in addition to the external HD for those just in case mesures...
     
  6. Plumbstone macrumors regular

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    Yup, works fine, especially if you make the first connection to the HDD FW800, then use a 400-800 cable for the duet. Keeps your usb ports free for a keyboard/controller etc.
     
  7. Macchino macrumors regular

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    Definetly Duet->HD->computer... I do it with my digi 003 rack, and it works fine:)
     
  8. PRPS macrumors member

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    one of my external hd's crapped out last week....:(
     

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