Sonar "Disk Full" Error

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by tpistey, Dec 27, 2002.

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  1. tpistey

    tpistey Guest


    I hope someone will be able to help me get my system up to snuff.

    I have a P4 2Gig, 512 RAM, WinXP home system with a Maxtor 7200 drive seperate from my boot drive to which I only store audio.

    I am using Sonar 2.1 XL and attempting to record 1 stereo and 4 mono streams from my Roland Studio Pack using it's WDM driver. No matter what buffer sizes I use, or where I slide the buffer slider (even to ridiculous lengths like 457 msecs of latency) I get the Sonar error that the disk may be full and it stops recording.

    The disk has over 11 Gig available and Sonar recognizes this in it's disk window.

    I have read about tweaking XP for recording digital audio and I have disabled all the things it says to disable. My machine is very vanilla at this point.

    Does anyone have any suggestions to help me get my system recording well? Or at least can someone tell me that they have a similar PC and can get multiple tracks recorded simultaneously without problem.

    In another forum someone suggested a faster audio drive. Is a Maxtor 7200 not good enough for what I am attempting to accomplish?

    Any help that any kind person could provide would be most appreciated. I am near my wit's end.

  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Hey man...welcome to RO :c:
    Most likely there is something in Sonar which is directing files to your OS drive or something of that nature.
    The 7200 RPM drive is plenty fast enough. No need for another drive
    What audio card are you using?
  3. tpistey

    tpistey Guest

    Hi Opus,

    I can't believe what a great community this is. I have lurked a bit and the wealth of knowledge here is astounding.

    I am using the Roland studio pack. There are a couple of places in Sonar where you tell it to record wav files, and I have them both set to my fast drive.

    Thanks for your suggestion! If you think of anything else, I would appreciate it.

  4. tpistey

    tpistey Guest

    Just wanted to let everyone know that the solution was to replace my Maxtor 7200 rpm drive with a WD 7200 special edition drive with 8mb cache. Runs like a rock now.

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