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    So, last night I played a concert at a local club.
    And about 30 seconds into the opening track (Playing only from the LP-16), the hard disk(So I believe) glitched out and left the room in complete silence for about 2 seconds before playing the track again.

    Now, I’ve read the manual and the FAQ section through and through to locate this mistake, because it happens at rehearsal too.
    There is no problem when I do a run trough of our live set at home with minimal noise or movement to impact the disk or the LP.

    SO, am I mistaken when I say using a hard disk for playback at show(when having the LP, right next to me on a chair) is a bad idea, prior to using a thump drive?
    Again, I could be missing something that should be very obvious.
    Hope I made any sense.

    Thank you very much.


    Hi Emilmeddild,

    Here is an excerpt from the FAQ page for dropouts in recording: It holds true for playback too:

    – Avoid using long cables for the hard disk drive. Due to power loss on long cables, some of the hard disks go into a power saving mode and the read/write speed slow down, causing dropouts. Our USB storage connectors supply power to run external USB hard disks, but depending on the hard disk’s power consumption an additional power supply for the hard disk might be needed.

    – Some hard disk drives have internal protection for damage when there is a lot of movement. When the music is too loud (especially with low frequencies) the vibrations to the hard drive may cause the drive to move its head to a parking position for a while. In this case the data transfers are stalled for a while causing dropouts. Please put a soft material under the hard drive to prevent the problems with vibrations.

    If you have had no problems with a fast enough thumb drive, you could continue to use the same.


    Thank you very much!
    I’m just gonna stick(no pun intended) with a thumb drive in the future.
    Saw you promo video on Youtube with the Swedish metal band(forgot the name) and he was using a thumb drive, which seemed to work.



    Perry De Gennaro

    A Solid State Drive (SSD) will solve that problem as they have no moving parts.

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