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  1. #1 Mini-mag reader 
    Hi Everyone,
    I used a Mini-mag to connect to my new mac pro laptop and it stops transferring footage about 20 minutes in repeatedly. I connected to my older 2013 macpro and it transfers without stopping. is there a firmware update for the reader? I could not transfer in the field.
    Many thanks,
    Chase
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase Roberts View Post
    Hi Everyone,
    I used a Mini-mag to connect to my new mac pro laptop and it stops transferring footage about 20 minutes in repeatedly. I connected to my older 2013 macpro and it transfers without stopping. is there a firmware update for the reader? I could not transfer in the field.
    Many thanks,
    Chase
    Possibly your laptop is overheating and creating the problem as a result.
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    They'll be others who use Macs for field transfer that will chime in, but this very much sounds like a USB timeout due to running on battery power. I recall that there was some sort of "wake-up" script a lot of people ran a bit ago to ensure longer duration offloads wouldn't die.
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    Could it be the laptop going to sleep? If so, Phil is right, try downloading the Don't Sleep extension.
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    This problem has plagued a couple of DITs I know... Most use a TB3 powered hub or similar (for USB 3 to mini mag reader) and this mitigates against the issue..

    I may be getting it slightly wrong so will send this to a DIT I use that is great and had this issue..
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    You can use a powered USB hub while you wait for the solution.
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