FireWire 400 is roughly comparable to USB 2.0, and drives and ports using FireWire 800 are faster. The standard has the benefit of allowing you to daisy-chain drives. That is, you can connect multiple drives to your computer, using only one port on your computer.
How many FireWire devices can you daisy chain?
16 FireWire devices
You can connect a maximum of 16 FireWire devices in one chain.
Can you daisy chain Thunderbolt hard drives?
A Thunderbolt connection is capable of 10Gbps data transfer speeds, theoretically. That’s twice what USB 3.0 will let you do. So where you would have otherwise needed a USB hub or other such accessories to access multiple hard drives through limited USB ports, a daisy chain makes it possible over a single port.
Can I daisy chain interfaces?
You cannot daisy-chain via USB. However, your second Scarlett interface can be setup in standalone mode, then take the outputs from that device and connect them to extra inputs, if available, on your first Scarlett interface.
Can you daisy chain monitors on a Mac?
The Mac has never supported daisy-chaining large displays. Put each on its own ThunderBolt port if you want them to work.
Whats faster Thunderbolt or USB 3?
Thunderbolt 3 is really fast, transmitting at a whopping max transfer rate of 40Gbps. That makes it four times faster than USB 3.1, eight times faster than USB 3.0, and twice as fast as Thunderbolt 2.
Will a FireWire to USB adapter work?
No, it is not possible to connect a FireWire interface to your computer’s USB port via a FireWire to USB adapter since this connection is not sufficient to run a FireWire audio interface.
Can I use two Focusrite interfaces at once?
It is not possible to use more than one Clarett interface connected to a computer at the same time. If you wanted to use more than one interface at once you would need to set up the second interface for standalone operation in Focusrite Control and connect it to the interface that is connected to the computer via ADAT.
Can I connect two Focusrite Scarlett?
You cannot daisy-chain via USB. However, your second Scarlett interface can be setup in standalone mode, then take the outputs from that device and connect them to extra inputs, if available, on your first Scarlett interface. The Scarlett 6i6. 18i8, and 18i20 are capable of standalone mode.