Satellite USB Windows System Compatibility

Important Windows Compatibility Notes


Incompatible Windows Systems

  • Computers that do not have USB 3 natively built in to the motherboard are not compatible with UAD-2 Satellite USB.
  • Using USB 3 adapters (such as PCIe-to-USB 3 adapter cards) are not compatible when used with USB 2 motherboards.
  • Motherboards and PCIe to USB 3 adapter cards that use USB 3 controller chips from the following manufacturers are are not recommended for use with UAD-2 Satellite USB:

Texas Instruments
Etron
Fresco Logic
ASMedia

  • Using Apple's Boot Camp to run Windows on Mac computers with UAD-2 Satellite USB and/or other UAD-2 devices is an untested configuration.

 

Tested Windows Systems

  • The following off-the-shelf retail computers have been tested in-house for compatibility with UAD-2 Satellite USB. Although other systems may work (subject to the system requirements), these systems are known to perform properly with UAD-2 Satellite USB and UAD v8.6.2.
  • Computer manufacturers are known to change the specifications and components of their systems without notice, and these changes could affect UAD-2 Satellite USB compatibility. The systems below are compatible with UAD-2 Satellite USB on January 29, 2016 (future compatibility cannot be guaranteed).

 

Make/Model

Windows OS

Processor

Processor Speed

Notes

Sweetwater Creation Station v4 (2015)

8.1

i3-4160

3.40GHz

Superior Performance

ASUS GRYPHON Z97

7

i7-4790K

4.00GHz

Superior Performance

ASUS X99-A LGA 2011-v3

7

i7-5820K

3.30GHz

Superior Performance

Dell XPS 8700

7, 8.1

i7-4790

3.60GHz

Good Performance

Dell XPS 13" Notebook

8.1

i5-5200U

2.20GHz

Good Performance

ASUS Intel Extreme DZ77re-75k

8.1

i5-3450

3.10GHz

Good Performance

 

For information regarding tested PCIe to USB 3 adapter cards, click here

 

 

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