I'm looking at getting one of the latest Macbook Pros. Great specs all round, but some of the more recent ones don't have firewire ports.
What are the specific advantages of the firewire? Faster soundcards? Better all round DAW performance?
I have a focusrite usb saffire external soundcard and i'm getting some seemingly unresolvable latency problems when recording through it, despite tinkering in every possible way with the buffers on logic and the saffire itself.
Am i right in thinking this wouldn't be an issue with a firewire soundcard?
Also, is using external firewire hard drive storage to save DAW audio files better than simply using a massive internal hard drive? I like to move around with my laptop and would really prefer to do the latter so long as i'm not making a massive memory performance oversight..
Would appreciate any advice!
My latest version MacBook Pro (one month old) does have Firewire 800 - it also has the new blisteringly fast Thunderbolt socket.
Seagate will be doing a Thunderbolt cable for their GoFlex range this Autumn.
John - Sound-Link ProAudio
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