Page 1 of 1

RME Cardbus in Desktop?

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:54 pm
by nebulae
I'm thinking of building a desktop Core2Duo monster. But I have an RME Multiface with Cardbus in my laptop. Rather than get the PCI interface for the Multiface (around $250), I was thinking of getting a PCMCIA to PCI card (around $30) and just popping in my Cardbus into that.

Anyone do this? Does it work? Is performance high and latency still pretty low?

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:42 pm
by kaffein
Should be fine mang.
PCI is still faster than any PCMCIA interface, although type III is just as fast.

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:45 pm
by nebulae
Cool, thanks.

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:20 pm
by audiomesh
I have a emu 1616m pcmcia with an adaptor on my desktop pc. Works like charme. It´s not the same card but the same bus. Just make sure that it´s not on the same irq as the graphiccard that might cause some trouble. happened to me, changed the pci-slot for the adaptor and everything was fine.

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:23 pm
by vdrum
Call George at Synthx (RME US dist)..he'll give you the answer you're looking for.

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:55 pm
by nebulae
From George:

Several users over the years have had success with this type of [cardbus]
adapter. However, these adapters are not officially supported by RME-
ideally, they would prefer that you purchase an HDSP PCI card for the
desktop system. ;-)