Hey guys - Anyone have any ideas on this? I have a new laptop (Dell, 1.4 MHz Core Duo, 2GB RAM) and I'm utilizing an external USB 2.0 hard disc and the RME Fireface 800. When recording, I get hard disc utilizations of 100% quite often. I turned off write-caching on the drive and it actually made it worse. With W/C on, it would run at 5-15% for a while and then ever 10 seconds or so kick up to 100% and back down. Now, it seems like every 2 seconds or so it's up at 100% and at about 50% at all other times. Granted, I'm running 12 tracks input at 192kHz, but it does this even at lower resolutions (just not quite as much.) Would a different/better HD enclosure help? I have somewhat of a generic one right now that I'm replacing with a Glyph in the next few days. It doesn't seem to be giving me any errors or losing data - at least that I can tell. Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Dirty Jokes? Thanks - J.