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Some tips on using Tascam USB audio/MIDI interfaces
Authored by: fbitterlich on Mar 24, '10 08:49:29AM

Hmm, I have mixed feelings about this. The amount of power a USB device may draw from a USB port is part of the USB specification (either 100mA or 500mA). So if a device draws more power than the host computer is willing to provide, then either the device or the host is deviating from the specs. In either case, this /might/ cause hardware damage. This might be a design fault, or a defect.

In any case, using a USB hub might offer some protection to your MacBook. It's cheaper to replace than a MacBook MLB :)



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Some tips on using Tascam USB audio/MIDI interfaces
Authored by: cycomachead on Mar 24, '10 04:41:20PM

Yeah, that's what I thought at first when I was reading other posts online about the issue. However, System Prefs reports everything as normal, and older Macs and PC's seem to have no problems. That's why I've concluded it's a Power Manager issue. OS X warns you if something tries to draw to much power from a port, so far I haven't seen anything bad.



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