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hard disk direct to ULN2 [message #85483] Mon, 22 October 2012 16:25 Go to next message
evisto is currently offline  evisto
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I would like to know if it´s possible to connect an external hard disk directly to one of the firewire ports of the ULN2

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Re: hard disk direct to ULN2 [message #85485 is a reply to message #85483] Mon, 22 October 2012 16:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes.

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Re: hard disk direct to ULN2 [message #85486 is a reply to message #85485] Mon, 22 October 2012 17:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Does this mean that you can record straight to that external hard disk? as well as onto a computer?

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Re: hard disk direct to ULN2 [message #85487 is a reply to message #85486] Mon, 22 October 2012 17:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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dustpandave wrote on Mon, 22 October 2012 17:31
Does this mean that you can record straight to that external hard disk? as well as onto a computer?


That´s exactly what I want to know
Re: hard disk direct to ULN2 [message #85488 is a reply to message #85486] Mon, 22 October 2012 19:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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dustpandave wrote on Mon, 22 October 2012 17:31
Does this mean that you can record straight to that external hard disk? as well as onto a computer?


The ULN-2 is not a standalone recorder; the recording is done by the computer.


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Re: hard disk direct to ULN2 [message #85489 is a reply to message #85488] Tue, 23 October 2012 16:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ah ok, just checking that would of been cool tho as a backup recording incase your laptop spontaneously combusts at the gig!

So what then, may i ask, is the point of that?, is it to get another firewire device (i.e. hardrive) connected to y our macbook seem as though your are using your only one with the MIO unit?


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Re: hard disk direct to ULN2 [message #85490 is a reply to message #85489] Tue, 23 October 2012 16:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You can connect external drives, more interfaces or any other Firewire peripheral using the second port.

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Re: hard disk direct to ULN2 [message #85491 is a reply to message #85490] Tue, 23 October 2012 16:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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and your mac would just pick it up normally as another firewire device?

Ok great, SO could i theoretically attach a UAD satellite into that second port and use it for plugins and DSP as normal? that is the one concern i have about not having an extra firewire port and using a friewire interface is that i will not be able to use the UAD platform..


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Re: hard disk direct to ULN2 [message #85554 is a reply to message #85491] Thu, 08 November 2012 01:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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bump on the question above...

I am wondering if I can connect a UAD sattelite to one of the firewire points in the back of the uln-2? is that the best way to set this up on my mbp with only 1 firewire port?


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Re: hard disk direct to ULN2 [message #85555 is a reply to message #85554] Thu, 08 November 2012 12:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We cannot guarantee the performance of DSP processors from other manufacturers on the same FW bus as our products. It should work, as long as the bus can support the necessary throughput for the devices. We are able to run three of our interfaces on a single bus at 44.1-48kHz, and two on a bus at 88.2-192kHz.

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Re: hard disk direct to ULN2 [message #85562 is a reply to message #85555] Sun, 11 November 2012 07:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ok sure I understand, but has anyone here actually run a UAD and a Metric Halo interface through the same firewire port> there must be someone?
It s quite an important consideration as I am considering purchasing a UAD satellite for my MBP but obviously I only have firewire port and one display/thunderbolt port which i use for my external 24" monitor...


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Re: hard disk direct to ULN2 [message #85613 is a reply to message #85554] Sun, 23 December 2012 18:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have a ULN2, UAD2 Satellite, and a couple hard drives working fine on the MBP FW port. I had to tinker a bit with the order they are daisy-chained to get them all talking. I ended up with this: MBP --> GTtech drive --> UAD2 --> ULN2. All are FW800 except the UAD2 --> ULN2, which is 400. I've also got a FW400 line from the ULN2 to a couple Glyph drives, which are good for backups when their FW ports aren't dead, which is (ahem) some of the time. The only little glitch is that when I hit the main power on for everything, the UAD2 and GTech drive don't always get recognized; when that happens, I turn them both off, then power up the UAD2, followed by the G-tech drive. It works pretty well, and the combo of the DSP in the ULN2 plus the UAD2 offload a bunch of processing from the MBP. One more thing: get wall warts for any drives that "can" be powered over the FW; while some work, others kinda/sorta work, and still others just sit there with their lights on but no one home.

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Re: hard disk direct to ULN2 [message #85871 is a reply to message #85613] Sun, 20 October 2013 16:42 Go to previous message
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I've tried connecting the ULN-2 last in the chain, but it doesn't work. The only configuration that seems to work is MBP --> ULN-2 --> UAD-2
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