Topic: RME Fireface 800 Issue
So I purchased a RME FF 800 through the classifieds on Gearslutz, and got it in yesterday. After trouble shooting I realized the FW400 slot does not work (it seems a little loose), but functions perfectly through the FW800 ports. I tested the FW400 on a windows laptop, 2 MBP's and a Mac Pro with various firewire cables and it was a no go. The seller had not used the FW400 and so had no idea of this. I want to be clear that the seller has given me great communication and is offering to take it as a return.
It is a truly great interface, and a huge upgrade from my current Focusrite Saffire 40, but I wonder if the FW800 ports will continue to function. So is the FW400 thing a big deal? Really using the 800 port is fine by me assuming it does not fail suddenly. RME users please chime in here as the seller being an honest guy has offered to take it as a return, and I want to be sure before saying yes or no to the unit, and also as quickly as possible to be fair. I am inclined to keep it, but want a bit of input before a final decision.