Reconnect USB drive during an Ableton dj set
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    Default Reconnect USB drive during an Ableton dj set

    So I was djing last night with Ableton using an APC40 and an external hard drive. Mid way through the set the hard drive got disconnected and when I re-plugged Ableton still wasnt able to pick up the tracks.

    Is there a way to rescan for the drive without shutting Ableton down?

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    Does it work now? That sounds like your hard drive has failed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sambo View Post
    Does it work now? That sounds like your hard drive has failed.
    No the hard drive is absolutely fine - its just that Ableton
    doesnt seem to automatically rescan for the drive
    if it becomes disconnected? Is there a way for Ableton
    to automatically reconnect?

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    Okay, the only thing I can think of is that your hard drive is going to sleep because it's not being accessed for long enough. In which case, I'd use this:

    http://nosleephd.codeplex.com/releases/view/24052

    Run that in the background and it basically stops your hard drive from going to sleep, and it's designed to have as little CPU usage as possible.

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    "Mid way through the set the hard drive got disconnected and when I re-plugged Ableton still wasnt able to pick up the tracks."

    Sounds to me like the cable got pulled either by accident or deliberately... he's not looking for a way to STOP it from disconnecting, just to get Ableton to re-detect his library when its reconnected. Sometimes shit like this happens during gigs, he's looking for a "just in case" solution lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdcdesign View Post
    "Mid way through the set the hard drive got disconnected and when I re-plugged Ableton still wasnt able to pick up the tracks."

    Sounds to me like the cable got pulled either by accident or deliberately... he's not looking for a way to STOP it from disconnecting, just to get Ableton to re-detect his library when its reconnected. Sometimes shit like this happens during gigs, he's looking for a "just in case" solution lol.
    Exactly if I manually search for the tracks Ableton will find them on the usb drive when I re-connect, its just Id rather not have to manually search for the file locations if this happens. Surely Abelton have an automatic reconnect option??

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