My current interface, MOTU 896HD, utilizes a FireWire connection to the computer. I am thinking of making a change and question which method is thought to be the better way to go i.e. : FireWire 400 / 800 , PCIe, etc. ?
The MOTU is working fine but is about 8 years old now and the best latency I can squeeze out of it is around 6 ms with my current computer, chipset and mobo . Additionally, there are improvements in several other interfaces.
PC Win 7 64bit | VST Instrument Collection | i7 3930 | 32gb Corsair ram : MOTU 896 HD FireWire, Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256gb Win 7 OS | 2nd Crucial 64gb Cubase 7.0.5| WD 2 TB Caviar Black | VST via SATA 3 | (2) WD 500gb project drives | 3TB WD network drive | Cubasis and iPad 4th 64gb. Guitarist not really a keyboard player, but tryin' like hell