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What is inside a UAD satellite?
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What is inside a UAD satellite?

I’m wondering if the satellite is just a chassis with a UAD pcie card inside...?
Thinking about buying a second hand unit and there are a lot of those old FireWire satellite going for cheap on eBay. Using a hackintosh with no FireWire card... if anyone as pic of what is inside one of those that would be great! Cheers
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I’m wondering if the satellite is just a chassis with a UAD pcie card inside...?
Thinking about buying a second hand unit and there are a lot of those old FireWire satellite going for cheap on eBay. Using a hackintosh with no FireWire card... if anyone as pic of what is inside one of those that would be great! Cheers
IIRC when using a firewire satellite the minimum buffer setting is 512.
Old 1 week ago
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I seem to remember fw bandwidth only allowed to use 4 satellites, am'i wrong?
Still you could pull off a 16dsp system...
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I’m wondering if the satellite is just a chassis with a UAD pcie card inside...?
Thinking about buying a second hand unit and there are a lot of those old FireWire satellite going for cheap on eBay. Using a hackintosh with no FireWire card... if anyone as pic of what is inside one of those that would be great! Cheers
If you’re thinking you can just pull out the card and slot it into a PCIe slot...no. FW doesn’t bundle the PCIe protocol like TB does. Hence you can have a TB chassis that contains a PCIe slot, but not a FW chassis that does the same thing.

If you can get a FW card that’s compatible, maybe you could get one if these working. But that’s the only way!
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