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Satellite Thunderbolt Mac Compatibility

Thunderbolt Mac Computer Compatibility

  • UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt is compatible with all Apple Mac computers that have an available Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2, or Thunderbolt 3 port. For Mac computers that feature Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C, a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter is required. The computer must meet the system requirements.

UA Device Compatibility with UAD v8 Thunderbolt Software

  • A total of six UA devices can be used together
  • Up to four Apollo interfaces of any type* can be used together (mix-and-match)

    *Exception: Only one Apollo Twin can be used in a single system

  • To use UAD-2 PCIe cards, a compatible Thunderbolt-to-PCIe chassis is required
  • Up to two UAD-2 Satellite FireWire units are compatible

    Note: All compatibility information for this device still apply when using UAD Thunderbolt Software

FireWire Device Compatibility with UAD v8 Thunderbolt Software

  • FireWire devices such as external hard drives are compatible
  • FireWire devices may be connected directly to the computer's FireWire port (if available) or an available Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port via the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

Device Driver and UAD Plug-In Compatibility

  • UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt requires Mac OS X version 10.8.5 and higher (the lowest OS version that supports Thunderbolt 2)
  • UAD Powered Plug-Ins are 32-bit and 64-bit compatible
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