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  • #39772
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    Tom
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    This is an update on using the SanDisk 64GB Extreme USB-3 drive for QU-Drive multi-track recording. I’ve had no issues after several recording sessions of 2-3 hours. The results have been perfect. If only the playing were. LOL!

    P.S. I format the drive before every use as suggested by A&H.

    #39774
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    groverk
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    Good to know

    I just bought the drive last week.

    I have 2 shows next week I’m going to try it on

    I’ll let you know how I made out

    Ken

    #39799
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    Davec
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    Progress! Looks like the vibration is the key. The session where I had skipping on I had the hard drive on a barrel on the wooden stage. Last night I recorded a four hour session that was VERY loud. I had the hd on a towel under the mixer on a bench on a concrete floor. No skipping.
    That was a Seagate drive.
    I also did two 40 minutes sessions to a Sandisk 32g extreme, no problems.
    Yay!

    #39807
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    Thunzie
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    Davec, fantastic feedback mate, cheers! I guess that pretty much confirms the vibration theory. I’ve had a few gigs recently but our sound guy won’t have his Qu16 at any of our gigs until June. But I’m looking forward to it, and will post my results too of course. But from the recent results of yourself and others with either the HD protected from vibration, or using the Sandisk extreme I’m guessing my results will be unskippy too 🙂

    PS: A&H – send us each a t-shirt or something for getting to the bottom of this issue for you 😉

    #39808
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    Davec
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    I’ll have a large! 🙂
    The worst part was transferring it to my PC via USB 2. 2 hours!

    Might be time for a USB 3 drive.

    #39825
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    Davec
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    Damn, not so soon. I just noticed skipping at the end of the four-hour recording. That side of stage had two extra guitarists added to it around about then. Maybe, as folk here have suggested, it’s spl as well.

    #39826
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    Thunzie
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    Was the skipping on your hard drive or SanDisk stick?

    #39833
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    Davec
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    On the hard drive.

    #39836
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    Thunzie
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    The good news is nobody who’s used the Sandisk Extreme has reported skipping yet. Looks like that’s the most reliable way.

    #39850
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    JonasAnd
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    I just bought the qu16 and recorded on a sandisk extreme 64 gb usb stick. 12 tracks for 1 h 15 minutes. No skipping so I’m happy!

    I have a question though I’ve read that it’s not recommended to stop recording and then start again without formatting. Is this only when using the “pause” button or is it even whenusing the “stop” button, thus creating a new multitrack folder and recording new files.

    #39851
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    Barryjam
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    I recorded 30 takes of stereo recordings without reformatting, using the stop button. The issue might be more complicated with 18 tracks per recording. I think I read somewhere that the concern was file fragmenting.

    #39852
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    Tom
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    I usually press the STOP button 2 to 3 times per session doing 18 track recordings to the Sandisk Extreme and I haven’t had any issues.

    #39853
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    Hawk
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    Can you really pause the recording after it started? The play/pause button looks disabled for me.

    Sounds like SanDisk USB 3.0 is the way to go. Ordered! How long is the 64G version able to record?

    #39854
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    Lee7
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    You cannot pause a recording, but you can stop it and then hit start to record again. All files will be in different folders.

    🙂

    #39855
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    Hawk
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    Don’t you have to arm again in that case?

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