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  • ralph bertini

    July 6, 2005 at 10:10 pm

    Hi all,
    recently installed a mojo and 2 seagate 250G internal sata’s in my xw 8200 machine. Went to digitize from my dv machine at dv25411 and got a dreaded DIG_VDM_OVERRUN error. Posted this on the avid forum and thanks to frankle, did a search about the problem. Support center says it occurs when capturing to an external drive which isn’t the case. Is it possible that because the promise card is in slot 6 and the scsi controller lives on the same bus it’s causing a conflict? I also have 2 seagate 300G ext FW and there’s no problem there.

  • Bill Stephan

    July 6, 2005 at 11:36 pm

    1. I believe SATA drives are not supported by Avid, but I don’t recall what the specific issue is.

    2. Avids (even the big iron systems) have trouble with drive partitions larger than 200GB.

    3. Make sure the storage is on a different PC internal data bus from the one driving your Firewire port/Mojo.

    I hope some of this points you in the right direction.

    Bill Stephan
    Senior Editor/DVD Author
    USA Studios
    New York City

  • ralph bertini

    July 7, 2005 at 1:47 am

    Bill,
    My mojo is on the internal FW card. My other external FW drives are on the separate FW card per avid specs. I heard that sata’s were not supported as well but there are folks out there successfully using them…go figure. I was able to capture but only at 15:1 instead of dv25411. If I understand this error, from what I’ve been able to read, is the bus can’t keep up with the data. I do know that the card is on the same bus segment as the scsi controller. I’m wondering if there’s a conflict between the scsi and sata controllers. maybe disabling the scsi control would help

  • Bill Stephan

    July 7, 2005 at 4:16 pm

    Try disabling the SCSI controller and see what happens. Also make sure that your Mojo & storage are on seperate data busses.

    If you can digitize 15:1 but not higher resolutions, you storage is running slowly. Are your SATA drives up to the task?

    Bill Stephan
    Senior Editor/DVD Author
    USA Studios
    New York City

  • ralph bertini

    July 7, 2005 at 5:34 pm

    Yes, they’re brand new seagate 250G sata 7200 rpm. I spoke to someone who suggested that because they were raided together to make one huge volume, it may be causing the problem. They also suggested I contact HP to see if there may be a setting missed when we installed the promise card. BTW, what slot should the second FW card be in?
    ralph

  • Bill Stephan

    July 8, 2005 at 4:01 pm

    7200 RPM drives are on the slow side for media storage in non-linear edit systems. That does explain why you can digitize 15:1 but not higher resolutions. Most edit systems spec 10K or 15K RPM drives, either singly or RAIDed.

    Bill Stephan
    Senior Editor/DVD Author
    USA Studios
    New York City

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