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Old 2012-12-30, 15:44
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Windows 8 Firewire / USB Experience

Finally got a decent computer.

ASUS 16G ram / i7 3770 3.4 but no firewire

Motu audio express has firewire or usb.

The usb work nearly fine, but somethimes cracks and pops comes up / sometimes not, close, reopen the same song and they stop, cant find a pattern. cracks pops continues even when song is stopped and the cpu bar very low (one).

On xp, I was on firewire cause the usb just would not work (lots of pops and clicks continuously)

So the question

Is it worth purchasing a firewire pci-e card, cause from what I have been reading, its troublesome on windows 8,

Have any of you had succes with windows 8 and firewire.

Or have you encountered the cracks and pop on usb in windows 8 (remind that they are random and sometimes reopening the same song makes them go away), if so have you found a solution other than increasing the buffer size (I need 4ms max)

Or is it better just to sell the Motu and go via pci-e audio card.