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    Default firewire audio glitch

    I'm using an AudioFire4 firewire audio interface: Echo Digital Audio Corporation
    and this Syba firewire card: Syba - United States

    Occasionally the audio cuts out, and I have to reboot to get it working again. This usually happens just after a scheduled backup from my main hard drive to another internal hard drive begins. When it happens, the windows mixer still shows that it is sending audio -- it just isn't making it to the audiofire. Sending S/PDIF to the audiofire still works fine.

    I'm guessing that the firewire card is the problem, but I was wondering if anybody had any other ideas before I buy another card.

    I've seen that people recommend the TI firewire chipset for audio applications. This firewire card uses the Agere FW323 chipset. Echoaudio says that that chipset is also ok, though: Echo Digital Audio Corporation

    If I do buy a new card, I'm thinking this one: PCI FireWire Card - 4 port | PCI 1394a FireWire | 3 External 1 Internal - StarTech.com
    Does anyone have opinions on firewire cards? Am I barking up the wrong tree?

    Thanks,
    Simon
    CPU: Q6600 (G0) @ 2.4GHz
    Mobo: Gigabyte P35-DS3R (rev. 1.0), bios F13b
    RAM: 2x2GB OCZ PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz Reaper HPC OCZ2RPR800C44GK

    Video: Gigabyte GeForce 8600GT GV-NX86T256H (passively cooled)
    HD: 1x Samsung HD501LJ, 1x Samsung HD103SJ
    Case: Antec P182
    PSU: Thermaltake TR2-430W
    HS: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
    Fans: S-Flex SFF21E heat sink fan, two Tri-Cool case fans
    Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 2005 FPW
    Audio interface: Echo AudioFire4 Firewire,
    Mackie 1202VLZPro analog mixer
    Audio monitor: 2x Mackie HR824 powered monitors
    OS: Win 7 Pro x64, Win XP Pro

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    Default Re: firewire audio glitch

    Sorry I can't help more with this myself, and it seems no one else has any ideas for you either!

    Would you like me to copy or move your thread into the audio section so maybe someone with better audio experience might see this?

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    Default Re: firewire audio glitch

    Sure, thanks.
    CPU: Q6600 (G0) @ 2.4GHz
    Mobo: Gigabyte P35-DS3R (rev. 1.0), bios F13b
    RAM: 2x2GB OCZ PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz Reaper HPC OCZ2RPR800C44GK

    Video: Gigabyte GeForce 8600GT GV-NX86T256H (passively cooled)
    HD: 1x Samsung HD501LJ, 1x Samsung HD103SJ
    Case: Antec P182
    PSU: Thermaltake TR2-430W
    HS: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
    Fans: S-Flex SFF21E heat sink fan, two Tri-Cool case fans
    Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 2005 FPW
    Audio interface: Echo AudioFire4 Firewire,
    Mackie 1202VLZPro analog mixer
    Audio monitor: 2x Mackie HR824 powered monitors
    OS: Win 7 Pro x64, Win XP Pro

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    Default Re: firewire audio glitch

    Is the backup software maybe the cause?

    I mean have you tested another backup solution to see if the same occurs?

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    Default Re: firewire audio glitch

    It's the built-in windows 7 backup utility. The thing is, it occasionally happens at other times, too, just most often during the backup.

    Maybe switching backup software would keep it down to a level where it wasn't really an issue, though...

    I'm also going to email support at echo audio and see if they have any ideas.
    CPU: Q6600 (G0) @ 2.4GHz
    Mobo: Gigabyte P35-DS3R (rev. 1.0), bios F13b
    RAM: 2x2GB OCZ PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz Reaper HPC OCZ2RPR800C44GK

    Video: Gigabyte GeForce 8600GT GV-NX86T256H (passively cooled)
    HD: 1x Samsung HD501LJ, 1x Samsung HD103SJ
    Case: Antec P182
    PSU: Thermaltake TR2-430W
    HS: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
    Fans: S-Flex SFF21E heat sink fan, two Tri-Cool case fans
    Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 2005 FPW
    Audio interface: Echo AudioFire4 Firewire,
    Mackie 1202VLZPro analog mixer
    Audio monitor: 2x Mackie HR824 powered monitors
    OS: Win 7 Pro x64, Win XP Pro

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    Default Re: firewire audio glitch

    Ahh, ya maybe it is the issue then?

    Try something like Acronis, or Drive Snapshot and see if during a backup the same occurs or not.

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