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WARNING: Saffire 6 is "legacy" product, get Scarlett series instead.
, August 6, 2012
This review is from: Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Audio Interface (Electronics)
Here's the short version: This Saffire 6 is awesome IF your computer is so old it only has USB 1.1 instead of USB 2 or USB 3. If your computer has USB 2 or USB 3, there's a good chance you will have driver issues and USB recognition issues that will cause unacceptable latency.
Solution: Get Focusrite's newer Scarlett series instead, it works great:
Unless you only have USB 1.1 on your computer, I don't believe there's any reason to buy this legacy interface instead of their newer Scarlett series. The end.
Here's the long version: This Saffire 6 didn't work on my PC and didn't work on either of 2 brand-new laptops I purchased and then returned, believing it was the laptops' fault instead of the Saffire 6.
The problem: From what I've seen, most PCs/laptops don't have their USB devices connected directly to the USB root. Under device manager, they look like this:
USB Root / Generic Hub / USB Device
USB Root / UMBus Numerator / USB Device
...If your computer connects something like the above, you'll have driver problems with the Saffire 6, latency popping, etc. And even if your current computer doesn't have the above issue of not connecting directly to the USB root, what about your next computer? Just get the newer Scarlett and you won't have to worry about it. Get a Scarlett.
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