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sxtatic
Token Ring
Posts: 157
Registered: ‎06-07-2008
Location: US
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W530, firewire

can someone tell me  the manufacturer of the firewire chipset

on thinkpad w530? is it texas instruments, ricoh, via... ? also, if you

own an external firewire audio solution, could you please write a word

or two on performance of both firewire on w530 and your audio solution.

any hiccups, latency problems, drop-outs and such?

 

thanks!

T530: i7-3630QM, 16GB DDR3-1600, NVS 5400M, 2TB SSD, 250GB mSATA, 750GB 7200RPM, HD+ 1600x900, Win7 Pro 64-bit L430: i3-2370M, 8GB DDR3-1600, HD 3000, 750GB 7200RPM, HD 1366 x 768, Win7 Home 64-bit
sxtatic
Token Ring
Posts: 157
Registered: ‎06-07-2008
Location: US
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Re: W530, firewire

so, let me answer my question. it seems all thinkpads come with ricoh firewire

chipsets. will try m-audio firewire 410 audio interface with t530 (w530 probably

has the same fw chip) in a couple of days. hopefully everything will work without

any problems and there won't be any need for purchasing an expresscard firewire

thingy. will post my experiences for future reference(s).

T530: i7-3630QM, 16GB DDR3-1600, NVS 5400M, 2TB SSD, 250GB mSATA, 750GB 7200RPM, HD+ 1600x900, Win7 Pro 64-bit L430: i3-2370M, 8GB DDR3-1600, HD 3000, 750GB 7200RPM, HD 1366 x 768, Win7 Home 64-bit
ThorsHammer
Bit Torrent
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Re: W530, firewire

I only use IEEE 1394 to capture video from a HDV video camera.  That has always worked with the W5x0 models I have or have tested.

sxtatic
Token Ring
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Re: W530, firewire

Ok, I've finally connected my M-Audio Firewire 410 device to T530's firewire port and so far so good.

No popping, cracking or any other issues when working in my DAW using M-Audio's ASIO drivers.

Popping or cracking appears only when I leave my DAW open and then try playing a video file in

WMP or try watching a video on Youtube, same goes for playing audio files in Winamp and WMP

(6.4 - old school). I was expecting cracking and popping when working in my DAW using ASIO

drivers alone, so the issues I've encoutered aren't that big of a deal.

 

Hope this is helpful (to anyone), because I wasn't able to find much info when buying my T530

regarding the combination of Thinkpad's firewire port chipset and M-Audio hardware (I am not

sure if it will work with other audio hardware but it probably will - be sure to try be before you buy

if you get the chance).

T530: i7-3630QM, 16GB DDR3-1600, NVS 5400M, 2TB SSD, 250GB mSATA, 750GB 7200RPM, HD+ 1600x900, Win7 Pro 64-bit L430: i3-2370M, 8GB DDR3-1600, HD 3000, 750GB 7200RPM, HD 1366 x 768, Win7 Home 64-bit

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