Submit Search

Thunderbolt feeding FireWire - any potential problems?

Buying or building computers for Hauptwerk, recommendations, troubleshooting computer hardware issues.

Thunderbolt feeding FireWire - any potential problems?

Postby organsRgreat » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:46 pm

I am currently specifying a Windows PC, primarily to work with Hauptwerk. At the moment I have a FireWire card with two outputs, each of which feeds a MOTU 828 hybrid Mark 3 sound card, so that Windows sees them as one unit. I am advised that a thunderbolt connector would be a good idea for the new PC, and that this can easily provide two FireWire ports via an adaptor. Any thoughts? I know that some sound cards will only work with Texas Instruments (TI) sound cards – is this a problem with a thunderbolt adaptor?

MOTU's handbook states that 828s can be daisy-chained via FireWire, but I could not get this to work. Windows (10 Professional) would only see one 828 whatever I did; the only configuration that works reliably is a separate lead from each to a FireWire card port. I don't want to make an expensive mistake with the new PC, hence this question!
Posts: 330
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:30 am
Location: England

Return to Computer hardware / specs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest