Please tell me if this *should* work: I have a Thinkpad A21e (600MHz Celeron, 128MB, 10GB HD) and Ego-Sys U2A USB audio interface. Software N-track, Cooledit2000. (I'm playing with PC editing before spending real $) What's happening is when I try to play back a stereo WAV (16 bit, 44.1kHz) is that it plays fine for about 30 sec and then drops out or burps as the HD light on Tpad blinks. I get the same results playing back thru the Tpad's internal (Crystal) sound card or thru the USB interface, and with either N-track or Cooledit2000. I know the WAV is OK because the droputs are not in the same spots each time and they sync with HD activity. I know this is not an optimum audio set-up, but I thought that with people talking about 24 tracks on 1.4GHz Athlons and all, I would be able to record or play 2 tracks on a not-that-old notebook. Is something wrong (what?)or do I really need more horsepower?