Cubase Audio compatible HD's

Since Cubase Audio for the Falcon uses it's own harddisk routines and only partly uses the actual driver (like AHDI, HDDriver or SCSI-tools) and these routines aren't the best at all times - there are HD's which simply aren't usable with CAF. Sometimes HD's work fine with the Falcon in every aspect but with CAF. This is a problem I hope I can help you out with, since I'm encouraging people to send their reports about HD's to me and I'll continue placing all reported HD's here for everyone to have a look at. You'll find various HD's here and if they work or not with CAF. This way you'll have the possibility to avoid making a mistake when you buy a new HD for your system.

NOTE: Those small disks aren't available anymore, so this information has next to no relevance today, but I leave it here anyway, for those who might be interested...


Please note: I haven't tested all these drives myself, so I can't make any guarantee that all will work as described, but I trust that people who have sent information to me have been honest about it.

Manufacturer/Model

Falcon ok?

CAF ok?

Audio tracks (8-track mode, 48kHz)

Conner CFP1060S (1.06GB)

Y

Y

8

Conner CFP1080S (1.08GB)

Y

Y1

8

Conner CFP2105S (2.1GB)

Y

Y

8

Conner CFP2107S (2.1GB)

Y

Y

8

DEC RZ26L (1.2GB)

Y

Y

8

DEC RZ28M (2GB)

Y

Y

8

Fujitsu M2692SA (700MB)

Y

Y

8

Fujitsu M2694SA (1GB)

Y

Y

8

Fujitsu M2949SYU (9GB)

N

N

-

Fujitsu M2954QYF Ultra Wide (4.3GB)

Y2

Y

8

Fujitsu Storex AV 2.1GB

Y

Y

8

IBM DPES-31080 (1.2GB)

Y

Y

8

Iomega Jaz (1GB cartridge)

Y

Y

8

Iomega Zip (100MB cartridge)

Y

Y

6

Maxtor MXT1240S (1.2GB)

Y

Y

8

Maxtor MXT540SL (540MB)

Y

Y

8

Micropolis 4110-09NB (1GB)

Y

Y5

8

Micropolis 2210AV (1.3GB)

Y

Y

8

Micropolis 3387NS (8.7GB)

Y

Y

8

Micropolis Stinger 4743WS Ultra Wide (4.3GB)

Y2

Y

8

Micropolis Tomahawk 4345AV (4.3GB)

Y

Y

8

Nomai 540 (540MB cartridge)

?

N

-

Quantum Atlas 1GB

Y3

Y

8

Quantum Atlas 2.1GB

Y3

Y

8

Quantum Atlas II 4.3GB

Y3

Y

8

Quantum Fireball 1280MB

Y

Y4

84

Quantum Fireball 2.1GB

Y3

Y4

84

Quantum LPS540 (540MB)

Y

Y

6-8

Quantum Maverick 540MB

Y

Y

8

Seagate Barracuda ST32171N (2.1GB)

Y

Y

8

Seagate Hawk ST32151N (2.1GB)

Y

Y

8

Seagate Hawk ST32430N

Y

Y

8

Seagate ST31200 (1GB)

Y

Y

8

Syquest EZ135 (135MB cartridge)

Y

Y

4-6

Syquest Syjet (1.5GB cartridge)

Y

Y

8

1 It works, but there are some problems with Offline functions
2 With a 68 to 50 pin adapter
3 Works, but not as boot device
4 Plays, but can't record audio if Arbitration is activated on the Falcon. With Arbitration off, it works fine.
5 Works fine most of the time, but crashes the system sometimes when making the image file.