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Old December 8th, 2005, 06:54 PM   #16
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Hmm. Could be. I usually have the cam on when that drive's on, though it's not necessarily for capture (usually for use as an A/D converter for use with an external monitor.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 07:25 AM   #17
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usually for use as an A/D converter for use with an external monitor
Ok, it's the same here - basically my external drive locks up (or XP forgets it's there) if I fire up the capture/NLE software BEFORE turning on my cam.

Making sure my camcorder is on first, then launching these applications seems to thwart the drive lock-up most of the time.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 11:15 PM   #18
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Huh. Fascinating. I shall try it next time.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 02:58 AM   #19
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Well, the camcorder-before-the-drive thing seemed to work. It's been a good little bastard since then.

Or it could be the USB cable instead of the firewire. We'll never ever know.

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Old December 13th, 2005, 07:31 AM   #20
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Basic stuff then. The operating system needs to see the devices before any software can connect to it. In the case of firewire, it seems to me the last device hooked up gets preferential treatment.

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Old December 13th, 2005, 03:18 PM   #21
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Sometime back I thought I lost a firewire drive. Turned out to be the enclosure (power supply, 1394-1de converter). I temporarily installed the drive internally, then got new ADS enclosure.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 03:24 PM   #22
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Hey. . .what would happen if I had both the firewire and USB cables connected to the drive at the same time? Would it transfer data super fast? Or would I open a wormhome to another dimension?
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Old December 13th, 2005, 10:48 PM   #23
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same problem

Josh,

I had the exact problem!! I got very frustrated so I know how you feel.

I found if i unplugged the power and fire wire and replugged them in then the drive would at least work at that point.

I replaced the card first, no avail. I changed the fire wire and went straight to the card instead of the hub.

I then restored my computer back to a time when all was well in wonderland.

touch wood, but everything has been well sense.

Oh yea, mine was the H drive but external. I run two externals and have had no problem sense.

I have also made my second hard drive USB wired so they are not on the same card.


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Old December 13th, 2005, 11:01 PM   #24
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Well turning on my cam and then the drive (or no cam at all) seems to make it work. Or maybe it's the USB. AS I said, we'll never know.
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