Have you tried simply going directly to the motherboard? Sometimes, even though the spec is technically lower than these cards, going direct can sometimes be an improvement. If the card he just reccomended doesn\'t work for you, try direct to the MB if you have not yet. Having the hard drive acessing the PCI bus and competing with the audio card streams can sometimes actually backfire and not be all that efficient.
Initially, i tried to run the drive off of the MB. it was recognized and formatted out to capacity. unfortunately, when i started loading my samples on the drive, they became corrupted when i crossed over 137GB (twice).
as far as i could tell, the MB claimed to offer support for the extra large drives, but it was a no go.
i read on the RME site that certain PCI devices can hog all the bandwidth of the bus, causing problems, but i can\'t find any utitlity to configure this IDE card not to do so, so i\'m thinking i\'ll try a different one that has worked for someone else.
that said, i\'m not convinced that it will fix the problem, but at this point, i\'ve been trying to get this machine up for several weeks, and will try anything.
Can anyone suggest a PCI IDE controller that they\'ve been able to get all 160 voices with? I recently added a Highpoint Rocket133 (non raid) card to my system, and am getting voice corruption around 120 voices.
i tried moving the cards around in my computer and changing sound cards so i believe that this card is the culprit.