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DIGI 002 vs Delta 1010 Transfer Rate
Old 30th May 2006
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DIGI 002 vs Delta 1010 Transfer Rate

Hey Guys, can anyone tell me if there's actually a difference between the 002 & 1010 transfer rate? One is Firewire and the other being a PCI card.

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Old 30th May 2006
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Generally speaking a PCI interface would be better because of the following.
(This is the very reason I bought a PYRO 64bit PCI Firewire Card for my Digi002)

The firewire / usb controller on a typical computer motherboard has to go through the Southbridge Chipset, and even sometimes the 'I/O Controller' before making it's way to the PCI bus on its journey to the NorthBridge Controller (which of course is where you find the Frontside bus, CPU, Ram, and AGP bus)

If the above makes any sense =) then you can see why a pci card is marginally better... I guess you could say "Jumping on the train closer to the destination is better, because as it relates, the PCI bus is closer to the processor than the USB or Firewire Controller in many cases."

Again... I bought a Sweet firewire card for my Computer so I effectively have eliminated the benefit of using a PCI card interface (Digi001, Delta1010, etc) over my firewire interface (Digi002Rack).

Hope this helps,

Scott Harloff
Old 30th May 2006
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Hey Scott,

Thanks for your response . So what you're saying is me getting the PYRO 64bit PCI Firewire Card for my 002 would offer a similar transfer rate as my 1010? Cool! Time to explore prices! One question though. Is there a disadvantage of using this Firecard card. Just makin' sure all is smooth...

Cheers!
Old 30th May 2006
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the Firewire bus usualy runs off the PCI bus anyway it does not have to travel through the southbridge. its a very different animal from USB.
keep in mind not all FW controllers are created equal. if you are having any issues with your 002 you should get one of the approved FW cards

in terms of transfer rate, its not as issue with the limited number of i/o you are never going to max out either bus.
Old 30th May 2006
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Thanks for the response Aussie. Much appreciated...
Old 31st May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aussie_techie
the Firewire bus usualy runs off the PCI bus anyway it does not have to travel through the southbridge.
This is true on a case by case basis. It depends on the exact model of the motherboard. This is why I love Schematic Diagrams

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