Not at all. I’m seeking people’s experience. I have a ton of FW based gear and drives which I’ll need to update when I get my new computer. And, as I mentioned, I come from the days when there was article after article explaining why USB should never be used in a pro environment. USB being a “hub” based system where FW is daisy chain-able with isynchronous data streams and USB sending “packets” which needed to be stitched back together.
So I’m just curious about the evolution of the technology, the accepted compromises, etc.
All that said, I think that part of this stigma that I have stuck in my head is from the USB 1 days. I just seem to remember people drilling the point that USB was never intended to handle large contiguous data streams but rather peripherals like mice and printers.
From what I understand, USB2 takes a generous amount of CPU power which in turn translates into latency. But then I went to Apogee’s website and saw that their Quartet system is claiming less latency than FW on the Ensemble system.
So I feel like I have some catching up to do.