Topic: Fireface 800 - Windows 11 - ThinkPad P52s Compatibility Confirmation
I was recently in the market for a new recording laptop to use with my Fireface 800, which I love quite dearly and don't want to get rid of. I was looking into ThinkPads and spent quite a while researching whether or not they might be compatible with the Fireface, but I never got a clear answer. I took a chance and went for it and it happened to work out, so I figured I would share this info incase it helps anyone else.
I can confirm that the Fireface 800 works on my ThinkPad P52s running Windows 11 22H2. I've connected it using a Firewire 800 cable > Apple Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter > Apple Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter.
The Windows install isn't fresh, so I'm not sure if that affects anything. When I got the laptop it was at Windows 10 20H2 and then I upgraded to Windows 11.
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s with Intel i7-8650u and one Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port
Windows 11 22H2 Build 22621.1265
Fireface 800, not sure of the firmware version
Latest RME Firewire driver, 3.125
If this is well known information, I apologize for the unnecessary post. Also, this is my first post, so if I put this in the wrong place do let me know.