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Satellite USB Windows System Compatibility

Important Windows Compatibility Notes

  • Certain Windows settings are necessary for optimum performance with Satellite USB. See the Required Settings – Windows Setup article for details.
  • A maximum of two UAD USB devices can be used. (Two UAD-2 Satellite USB, or one UAD-2 Satellite USB with one Apollo Twin USB or Apollo Solo USB)

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:

Fresco Logic
Texas Instruments

*May be compatible after updating ASMedia drivers

  • 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.


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