I worked two years with mac mini and Yamaha N-12 without issues. Then switched to Win7 64bit and I am experiencing dropouts during recording. It does not depend on track count (1 or 12). It is very rare, but the problem is that no warning is displayed. I can hear the dropout when listening to recording. It is a very short silence in the wave file. Is there a way to determine if it is the FireWire dropout or SSD dropout? Is the overload message box used for playback dropouts related to recording or recording is without any warnings?
Also if it is a disk (SSD) dropout, will I have silence in all 12 track from my recording as it actually happens?
One more thought - the number of track does not affect the frequency of reproduction. If it was disk/cpu issue the reproduction ratio will increase with number of tracks. But if it is cable or firewire issue probably it will not depend on tracks count.