Only a couple of tracks have dropouts – record direct to hard drive via USB

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Laszlo .Laszlo
Keymaster

Hi,

First thing which really needed to avoid that dropouts: The drive MUST be formatted with uTrack-X32. We are using special allocation unit size during formatting the drive which provide better performance.
The second in our tests we also realized the WD drives are really sensitive for the resonance. In some scenarios the drive puts the heads to the parking position in this case the data transfer stops which cause dropouts. I don’t say the WD are not good drives but the fact they are really sensitive. We had much better results with Toshiba drives.
If you don’t planning to replace the WD drives strongly recommended to put some soft material below the drive.

But that is quiet strange both of you guys experiencing that thing with the new firmware. We had no change the recording engine (compared to the previous release) mainly the playlist and uRemote implementation changed.