The other key for me is the TB card has to connect to the TB device before installing the software. If that light isn’t illuminated, it isn’t going to work. I’ve been able to install without using FW at all.
Now re-run saffire-2.71.exe installer downloaded from Focusrite. This time the installer will succeed to install the 2 focusrite saffire drivers (with “Windows can’t verify publisher of this driver software” warnings, just choose install anyway). The risk is low if you have downloaded the file from a reliable source .
Thunderbolt has been availble for about 3-4 years now and still today, we purchase hard drives that have Firewire 800 and eSata connectivity. The studio I currently work in just purchase Core Mac Pros and none of them have Thunderbolt ports. In order for a technology like this to succeed in today’s time, it almost needs to be given away or sold as inexpensive as the competition.
The devices become unbalanced if this occurs before the suspension request is finished. With these things in mind, you can easily add as many USB ports as you need by daisy-chaining multiple USB hubs together. A daisy-chainable USB hub is a great way to expand the number of available USB ports on your computer.
What would be great however since my MbP is a late 2008 edition with the expansion slot would be an enclosure with FW800 and eSata since Mac is replacing the FW400 with the bilingual FW800. This would eliminate any problems in case I need to connect the drive to Driversol another mac that does not have the ability to connect via eSata but does have FW. Thunderbolt Bridge – Under OS X Network preferences, you’ll see a network adapter called Thunderbolt Bridge.
Thunderbolt seems to have fairly solid mechanisms in place for guaranteeing timely delivery of packets that are part of isochronous data streams such as DisplayPort. OG Thunderbolt did have some issues with USB audio adapters, as it had no way of knowing that the PCIe packets destined for the USB host controller in the device were particularly time sensitive. FireWire supports plug-and-play, meaning that an operating systemautomatically finds the device when it’s plugged in and asks to install a driverif needed to make it work. Where firewire has benefit, you can daisy chain lots and lots of drives. “The My Passport Studio is a perfect companion for the MacBook Pro and for creative professionals on the go,” explains Jody Bradshaw, senior director and general manager of WD’s consumer storage products group. Setting up multiple drives for unatended tx is a good thing and it does seem to be faster for multiple drive transfers.