I have a laptop, 2.4G, 1G RAM, 40G HD at 5400. I used to be able to run Gigastudio on it with an Echo Indigo and MOTU Parallel port midi I/F, also with a Tascam 224. No problems.
I added an M-Audio Audiophile FW interface, and suddenly, it take 10-15 minutes to load a piano sample. Same eventual memory usage shown, but the speed has dropped to near-zero. Any ideas why? It works fine and sounds great once it is loaded, but this ridiculous load time makes it unacceptable for use.