I have a friend who just bought a new laptop/firebox/cubase sx for a small 'on-the-road' project studio for personal use. He works away and through telephone conversations explained a problem he's been having. He says that when he records there will be small chunks of the audio missing, like the recording "skipped" He said there is no defining pop or click just the few miliseconds of audio missing at very random intervals; anywhere from 3 per second to one every 10 seconds. I originally thought it was jitter but I made sure the sample rates were the same and it still happens. The only thing I can think of now is that perhaps his hard drive is too slow or something. He bought a brand new 3.4 GHz HP Laptop with 1 GB RAM which I believe has a 200 GB 7200 RPM HD (I could be mistaken on the RPM however). Does this sound like it could be a harware problem? Has anyone experienced this before. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys!