Topic: Overlooked Secret about Firewire Card Chipsets: TSB82AA2 >> XIO 2213?
After quite a long time of struggling, like most of you, of finding a flawless firewire card for Fireface, I assumed that a conclusion of TI chipset TSB82AA2 is better than XIO2213?
Like most of you, I had problems with firewire card, having annoying glitches and clicks during recording and playing back with FF 800. I did the suggestions in this forum, like update drivers by using MS hotfix, changing PCI slots, disabling windows sounds, changing motherboards, swapping units, swapping cards, considering brands etc... The result is... Sigh...
I found that the problems ever existed in XIO2213 card (PCI-E based, and I checked the TI document, supposed to be a newer chipset than TSB82AA2), while no problems with TSB82AA2 card (PCI based--spec from TI document, but it seems I saw a PCI-E one from Syba, anyone knows why?).
Now, my current machines setting are like this: Machine (A) is a highend C2Q extreme desktop with 16GB RAM, having Syba TSB82AA2 PCI FW 400+800 card. Machine (B) is a highend Xeon workstation with 24GB RAM, having XIO2213 PCI-E FW 800 card. Both machines connect to a FF 800 with firewire 1394B connection.
The situation is, even the card with TSB82AA2 is PCI, there are no glitches, smooth. But XIO2213 PCIE card always have glitches.
I hope you guys with talents here can suggest why the situation happened? Or you guys experience with both chipsets can have solutions and opinions?
Now, I'm considering to replace my XIO2213 pci-e firewire card with the one with TSB82AA2 (also PCIe card). Do you guys think it's worthy to spend again extra money to solve the PCI-E XIO2213 chipset problem??
This have been very annoying about finding a suitable card for Fireface 800 ;( Not sure if RME support also has suggestions of confirmed brands or models of those workable cards.
Looking forward to hearing from your guys, thank you!