14445 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2009 3:28 AM by Caramby
Yes — you need to format your drive correctly. New drives come formatted for Windows, & then they seem to work — but not properly.
+Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility+
Choose one of the +Mac OS Extended+ formats.
Obviously first you will have to back-up all the data you have already put on the drive, because it will all be lost when you re-format.
Hey Caramby. Do you know the answer to the question below?
Can someone tell me why my macbook keeps glitching in the middle of playback. My CPU bars are going all the way up to the red in logic express 8 and my I/O setting is at the maximum amt. of (1024). Why would this be happening to my macbook while running everything from my external hard drive? Why/how could the CPU on my macbook be affected?
Technically, if your CPU meter is running high it's because your processor (CPU) is not up to the job of running all the plug-ins / Software Instruments / etc. that you're using. Make sure you disable any you're not actually using, select an Audio Track when playing back (doesn't have to have anything on it!), & Freeze or Bounce any Tracks that you can. These (and other) tricks will minimise the drain on the processor.
RAM is the other big issue. All this stuff needs lots of RAM. If you don't have the maximum you can get for your Mac, try to get as close as you can…