need help to use a T.I firewire chipset with my mbp mid 2012

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by manuH, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. manuH macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2012

    my audio interface (Focusrite Saffire 24 pro) seems to need a texas instrument firewire chipset to work correctly (at least with my windows bootcamped partition), and it looks like it's not the only one, according to RME's forumers, gearslutz, and tascam's and digidesign etc...

    sad that apple still didn't take this in consideration, since it is known for a years now, and they still sell their laptops with crappy lsi (ex-agere) chipsets that doesn't work under windows..

    my question is : what adapter can I use, the cheapest but more reliable solution is the best, of course.

    -one talked about this express card, then I need another adapter for it ? (thunderbolt ?)
    -or a firewire repeater / hub like Lindy
    -is there a usb3 solution ?

    I just broke the piggy bank and bought the mbp to not worry anymore about such hardware issue, and start thinking about music..

    thank you in advance,
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I've got the same audio interface as you do, and I've never had trouble running it under OS X. Never tried it on windows though.

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