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  • #78580
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    GregTheGrate
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    I have formatted a 500Gb USB2 drive on my Mac to MS-DOS Fat32. I mount it on my SQ5, select format and get the answer “Formatted 255%”, but nothing has happened and the disk is not usable on the SQ. What should I know?

    I am stuck between a rock and a hard place, my USB3 250GB SD drive sometimes doesn’t record and I can’t format a USB2 drive – HELP!!

    #78582
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    Alex A&H
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    Hi Greg,

    It sounds like these drives both have some incompatibility with SQ-Drive.

    Please take a look at this article for guidelines when choosing a drive: http://support.allen-heath.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/1183/338/understanding-sq-usb-recording-and-playback

    And there have been some entries on the Qu compatibility chart for SQ-drive: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1e3mSSxoyEkVIAUZaCRzJkfvj2lveSQ1iXsn8eDvY_dU/edit

    Thanks!

    Alex

    #78590
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    GregTheGrate
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    Thanks Alex,

    So, according to the compatibility sheet, if I buy myself a 250Gb Samsung T5 USB3 SSD drive, multitrack recording will perform flawlessly.

    This is extremely important to me as I record live (never-to-be-repeated) concerts and the recording must work.

    Regards

    Greg

    #78602
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    Alex A&H
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    Hi Greg,

    Those entries on the compatibility chart were entered for a Qu console (as far as I can tell), so it is not confirmed that this drive works well on SQ.

    However, looking at the specifications online, it would suggest that this drive would be suitable. But please note that A&H have not tested this specific drive so I cannot confirm this.

    Thanks!

    Alex

    #78622
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    GregTheGrate
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    Hi Alex

    I am pleased to report that so far, everything with the Samsung T5 is good. It hasn’t been on a live expedition yet, this will happen on Sunday. As we speak, it is doing a multitrack recording of silence.

    Many thanks for your advice.

    #85963
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    djam
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    The Samsun T5’s have the 3.1 USB now… Will they still be comparable?

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