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Bradford "BJ" James

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Re: Qu-series acceptable USB hard drives
« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2019, 02:55:33 pm »

The manual is very clear that stereo and multitrack is supported to a USB hard drive via the USB A connector on the top surface.

It is also clear that hard drives are supported but USB keys (aka thumbdrives) are not.
Not quite:
"Scene, Library and Show memories - All Qu mixer memories are
compatible. Files created on one model can be transferred via USB key and
loaded on another..."

And then:
"USB Audio - A USB hard drive formatted on one model can be used on the
other. Stereo and multitrack Qu-Drive recordings are compatible. USB B
audio streaming is compatible...."

When I see "USB key" I immediately think thumbdrive....not USB hard drive.
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Lyle Williams

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Re: Qu-series acceptable USB hard drives
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2019, 05:28:00 am »

You are probably right about the "usb key" reference on config files.   Key=thumbdrive, and many sold today don't work.

Streaming via USB B is to a computer.  At one stage they said Mac only (no PCs) but I don't know if that is still the case.
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Eric Snodgrass

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Re: Qu-series acceptable USB hard drives
« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2019, 08:16:18 am »


Streaming via USB B is to a computer.  At one stage they said Mac only (no PCs) but I don't know if that is still the case.
It hasn't been the case for years.  I hook up a Windows laptop to my Qu.  There is an issue with laptops, both Mac and PC, when they have Intel chipsets.  (Apparently Intel changed some chip protocol that caused this problem and won't be changing that, even after A&H contacted them about the issue).  Streaming can become dicey, with occasional noise introduced into the stream (either sending or receiving) that sounds like sample rate incompatibility.  A&H has tried to alleviate the issue with firmware updates on both the Qu and SQ with some success. 
But the way to completely rid oneself of the USB B streaming problem is to get a laptop with an AMD chipset.  I just purchased a relatively inexpensive laptop with an AMD chipset and processor and had absolutely no issues streaming to my Qu 16 via the USB B port in either my testing or on a gig. 
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Lyle Williams

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Re: Qu-series acceptable USB hard drives
« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2019, 04:53:28 pm »

Good jnfo.  Thanks.
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