- Aug 25, 2012
- ASRock Z690 Steel Legend
- Vega 56
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
USB is OK but not great. I've had trouble with idevices not charging, and occasional weird behavior. All fairly random, USB problems have been getting worse over time, increasing with the number of USB devices connected.I know it won’t help you a lot but my Hack/DAW is « almost » flawless regarding USB.
I say « almost » because I have one device having some random problems: it is an USB-C all in mini-dock that I use to read SD cards (EHX looper file transfer). Once in a while, I have to insert the card a second time before it mounts. It sports one USB-C port, one USB2, one USB3, the SD card reader and one USB-C charging only port. The only one having issues is the SD reader…
I guess it has more to do with the device itself and the fact that I plug it on the top USB-C connector on my Fractal case. It is so rare that I don’t bother and all other USB-C devices work correctly on this port (USB-C key, Samsung SSD portable…).
I would try without one device at a time for a couple of days to see if you can pinpoint the offending one…
Was it okay when you had Clover or older MacOS’es?
Do I remember correctly and you also tried a powered USB hub?
I now have at least a dozen. The wavestate dropping off is the worst culprit, but my Ableton Push is also prone to crash the USB bus.
I have a SD card reader(in fact I've had at least 5) that is troublesome also. I often need to replug it several times before it is seen.
I have a USB disk cradle that will sometimes just not show up, and needs to be replugged.
This disk cradle has also trouble mounting on my NAS, so it might just be a piece of crap.
USB is meant for connecting keyboards and mice and not much else. Unfortunately, it has become the cheap worldwide standard for connecting peripherals.
Anyway, I've implemented the advertised USB method in this thread. That is, powered USB2 hub with just USB1-2 devices connected to a USB2/USB3 port on the motherboard, wavestate & Push connected to PCIe USB card with fresco controller.
But, still having problems. I wonder if I should connect the USB2 hub to a real (black) USB2 only port on the mobo. I have these switched off for now to stay under the 15 port limit.