CUBASE 7 and Seagate USB3.0 Drive (noise)

I am getting a lot of very loud white noise and the timing problems when I try to read a project from my new 4T Seagate USB3.0 external HD.
It works fine from a USB2.0 HD. Any one know a solution.
I tried enabling/disabling write cache no difference, I also tried adding and or removing the ASIO guard and still no difference.



Any suggestions? :cry:

MR816csx (connected via FW)
MR816x (connected via FW)
CC121
Win7 64
Cubase 64
Asus Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V_PROTHUNDERBOLT
i7 Ivy Bridge
32 GB Ram
Internal Kingston SSD 120GB (Only for OS)

Also, I forgot to add that the HD indicator spikes at the same time I get the noise.

Power saving setting?

It sounds like a ground issue to me. I’d check every piece of equipment with ground lifts; my monitors add hard drive noise when they’re grounded so I have them lifted and it solves the problem.

I would have to rule out the ground issue right off the bat. This is an external drive. The connects firmly with a USB3 cable. Can Steinberg make the statement the CUBASE 7.01 and USB 3 drives are not an issue?

For the record. I am an IT PC tech and know that No Power setting is going to do this. Or ground problem for that matter…Its a bug… I’m almost positive that my CUBASE 6.5.4 would not be doing this right now. I might try reverting back CUBASE 7.0 as there might be issue with 7.01.

I will rule out the HD by attaching the 2nd identical one I bought as a backup and I am expecting the same issue.

I will try several things but I was just curious if we (the CUBASE community) are having success with these Seagate 4T USB3 drives? Who is using CUBASE 7.01, MR816 and and Seagate 4T USB3 combo?

Thanks in advance

MR816csx (connected via FW)
MR816x (connected via FW)
CC121
Win7 64
Cubase 64
Asus Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V_PROTHUNDERBOLT
i7 Ivy Bridge
32 GB Ram
Internal Kingston SSD 120GB (Only for OS)

I wouldn’t be so hasty to state that “it’s a bug” just yet. This sounds more like a hardware compatibility issue and maybe the HD’s are pulling too much bandwidth? I also know that the 1155 socket has had some issues with recording hardware because of the built in GPU. Right now, it could be a hundred different things and could very well be right under your nose; so let’s try to systematically figure it out before yelling “SHARK!!!”…err “Bug!!”

-Mike

just quick one on this , im running 1155 socket with no problem at all im also using 2 element 500 gig external usb 3 drives and everything runs fine , no noise problems at all , could this be another steinberg driver issue ???


EDIT: i hate to say it thou im more inclined to think it could be the design of the motherboard as most of it is geared around wifi , and remote access stuff , all to techno for me but for a daw the most simplest motherboards are normally the most efficient IMO ,less chance of conflicts , sorry just thought id add that :wink:
regards
john

I am curious to find out what it is.
I appreciate the responses and will continue to search for an answer and in the mean time enjoy my usb2 hard drive recording.

I bought a 3 TB external seagate HDD, USB3. No chance to use it for anything but archieving. Projects won’t play from that disc, C 6.5/C7, no matter. There are horrible disc spikes on the performance meter.

No problems with USB2 discs, they all work fine on laptop/desktop, all Cubase versions.

Haven’t found a solution yet. I suspect a bad USB3 implementation on my mainboard.

This sounds almost exactly like the same issues I am having. Right now I am also fine with archiving with my 2 4T USB3 drives and using my 1.5T USB2 for recording.

I have to say the more I use CUBASE 7 the more I know I love this software. The sound is very noticeably improved from C6 and it didn’t sound bad so this is far and above what I was expecting.

I like the way it works with dual monitors. Very professional and after trying to go back to PRO TOOLS 10, well let’s just say it was so painful and buggy, clicks, pops not to mention NOT 64 BIT also NO Direct Monitoring. I was back to CUBASE and feel so satisfied.

As for bugs I know about the bug that hides the Plugins after you start working with the mixer (they won’t “Stay On Top”). But I can live with that. I am still waiting for my CC121 to work completely but for now I can live with out the 4 EQ tweak knobs and only use my mouse to adjust the EQ, other than that everything else on the CC121 seems to work the same as before.
:smiley:


MR816csx (connected via FW)
MR816x (connected via FW)
CC121
Win7 64
Cubase 64
Asus Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V_PROTHUNDERBOLT
i7 Ivy Bridge
32 GB Ram
Internal Kingston SSD 120GB (Only for OS)

really?
where does the improvement come from, what do you think?

I can’t pin point where it might have been changed but it seems to be darker or warmer or more analog if that is even possible. All I know as I CAN hear a difference. I love the new 1176 onboard compressor.That was reason enough the upgrade. Maybe that is what is making the difference. :wink:

Guess that’s just imagination :sunglasses:

Render a piece (without non-linear stuff of course) in C6 and C7 - that stuff will null out. But maybe your eyes will hear better if you like the new mixer :open_mouth:

Nonetheless I like Cubase’ sound if it has one :laughing:

Actually I find it a little embarrasing in 2013 that USB3 isn’t working at least as good as USB2. It’s here since 2008. Is there a head shaking smiley? (Just imagine some of them here)

I haven’t had any issues with either of my USB 3 drives and they’re nothing special; one is a seagate and the other is a Rosewill enclosure that I just swap internal drive around with.

Perhaps it’s the disc size. Mine is 3 TB, Windows 7 Home Premium detected only 2 TB. Had to do some tricks to get the full size. Reminded me of Windows 2000 having a hard time with ‘huge’ drives < 20 GB…

BAD NEWS…:

http://forums.presonus.com/posts/list/33427.page

Let´s all gather for a petition at UN !!!

Interesting thing is that if i stream a library off the usb3-drive using kontakt inside cubase everthings works just fine…the same applies to playing back multitrack audio inside a wavelab audio-montage with the same asio-driver settings (referring to the very same audio-files that produce the white-noise mayhem when being played back by cubase) ???

I have a Lacie external drive didnt work well on usb3, but is the king on esata I/O I use it to stream my Kontakt library. I’m ESATA all the way. whatever I try to do works as well as my internal drives I felt like usb3 was interrupting its self to check other sources. I;m just not using my usb3 input at this time.

That’s good information to share.

Interestingly, I have a Samsung laptop that I’ve connected my recently purchased UR824 usb3 interfaces to. I connect using the laptop’s usb3 interface; works really well at 64 sample buffer size.

I’ve also got an external usb3 HD attached to my desktop PC. I’ve never tried recording to this drive, but I have noticed that it’s constantly spinning down, and generally not coming across as very speedy.

Steve.