I have a Saffire 56 connected to a SIIG Dual Port Firewire express card, with significant drop outs. It randomly “pops” dropping the firewire light and connects again with another “pop” constantly. I was running Cubase 64-bit, but uninstalled it to run Cubase 32-bit. ( both Cubase 5.5.3 ) Seems better, however the issue is there but less frequent. ( might be a coincidence )
I’ve contacted Focusrite to see what they might suggest. I have a TI-chip set express card, however I’m not using a power supply for the card itself (could that even be the issue?) I have used a Presonus Firebox with the same rig with no issues whatsoever. I keep thinking it’s way too unstable for what it is. Any help is appreciated, Thanks in advance.