Problems with noise playing FLAC and MP3 files from an external HDD

I have my music files stored on an external HDD. As I move my files from a Windows 10 PC and a Mac, I decided to format the HDD as exFAT. It is a 2TB HDD. But since I transferred all my files to the HDD, I have a lot of noises and skips either using my Windows or Mac PCs. It is not a problem playing this files on other players, just with Audirvana. Does Audirvana have a problem reading an exFAT formatted HDD?

I have an external DAC connected via USB cable. An SMSL Sanskrith 10th DAC.

Thank you.


I have the same problem with noise (static-like sounds during playback).

I’m using an M1 Mac Mini with an external USB 3 HD.

No problems with noise when using Roon.

Suggestions welcome.

Can you send us a copy of the “Debug Info” when you have this issue? You can get it in Audirvana Settings>My account

Note: By clicking on the Debug Info button, Audirvana automatically copies all its content, all you have to do is paste it in response to this message.

Hello. The same problem. Noise when trying to play the flac. At the same time, high res plays as usual. What can be wrong?

Hello @Congo,

Same as above, please post your debug info so I can see all of your settings.