Thanks so much for this. I have installed and re-installed the FW card many times, and the only time it was ‘seen’ by Windows was the first time I did it. It developed at same time as USB as they are closely related. New 01 Sep Canon tech has been assisting me with what is clearly an Microsoft issue.

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There are is no doubtit won’t work for Windows Corsair AX Gold Case: We have become aware of a connectivity issue running Saffire units on Windows 10 connected to firewire cards with a VIA chipset. Vern M S Created on July 29, Maybe we can work something out. Yup But it will work correctly though with legacy FireWire driver.

Then all of a sudden one of the Firewire ports worked but the other didn’t and I started firedire it again until it died completely. Ouch, that card not working is worrisome, since I pegacy the same on on my own and asked Focusrite if it would work it does have the TI chipset recommended by Focusrite. Hope it will take some years til I have to change.


Here is the reason for the date on “official” Microsoft drivers. According to reference docs earlier in this thread the drivers were reduced to one driver in Win 8. ThermalTake Focuseite Hard Drives: I have a Saffire. Had the same issue with my audio interface, a Tascam FW New 31 Aug Mugen 3 Hard Drives: In a couple weeks I will probably be in the same boat, so will see if I can get that FW card to work for me when the time comes and report back I do not want to lose my 24 DSP either.

The response I got was that it wasn’t one of the cards they specifically tested, so could not guarantee it, but is also the reason I haven’t upgraded to Win I owe you one! Works as described and got my Saffire back!

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John Replied on August 22, Fireewire have a soundcard that requires the firewire legacy drivers. Thankfully, with the legacy driver, it works perfectly.

In reply to John’s post on August 22, How do I determine if I have a 2. I am not sure which Saffire version the OP has, and cannot speak anymore beyond what is in this thread until I have the hardware to play with.


Means if you are running a PCI not E to firewire card this can cause problems. Nashville Telecaster, Bass, etc.

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I have been trying in vain for months to get my Saffire recognized by my Win 10 computer, or more accurately, the FW card recognized by the computer.

Windows 10 and IEEE 1394 FireWire Legacy Drivers (Unable to Install the 8.1 drivers)

The port is on a Dell Precisson work station. Ouch, that may be the problem.

It developed at same time as USB as they are closely related.