Audio Interface Tech / Transfer Rate (and whats gained)

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Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:30 pm


Audio Interface Tech / Transfer Rate (and whats gained)


USB 2.0 - 480 MB / sec
USB 3.0 - 5 GB / sec
Thunderbolt 1 - 10 GB / sec
Thunderbolt 2 - 20 GB / sec
Thunderbolt 3 - 40 GB / sec
FireWire800 - 800 MB / sec

I'm currently using a USB 3.0 AI (Zoom UAC-8) <-- 5 GB/sec Transfer Rate

I guess I wonder about what the difference would be, exactly, between what I'm currently using and, say, "Thunderbolt 3" for example..

Obviously, TB3 has a much higher Data Transfer Rate (40GB/sec).. I wonder, though, would this make my inputted Bass Guitar, for example, sound any better?

Just wondering..

Can anyone provide some insight?

I was thinking, earlier, about the difference between upgrading my Processor versus upgrading the AI tech / Data Transfer Rate (like.. from USB 3.0 to 3.1 or TB 3)

And that lead me to post this question.


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