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Calling all Firepod Users;Installing drivers/firmware

Discussion in 'Recording' started by nautilus, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. nautilus

    nautilus Guest

    Okay, total newbie question here regarding my fresh outta the box Firepod.

    Do I install the firmware update with the Firepod connected or disconnected to my G5? Does it matter?

    The manual states: [chapter 2.2]

    Driver & Firmware Update Instructions page on the Presonus website state:
    VERY IMPORTANT : Do not allow the firewire or power connection to become disconnected during the Firmware update. If this happens, the Firepod can be rendered inoperable, and will need to be serviced.

    I run a Dual 2GHz PPC with 2.5 GB RAM.
    I understand that the Firepod drivers are included in the CORE AUDIO of the OS.
    But perhaps I do not understand the difference/definitions between driver & firmware.
    Can somebody please explain?
  2. corrupted

    corrupted Guest

    Ah, simple answer for ya.

    The driver is a little piece of software that sits on your computer and allows the card to communicate with your recording software.

    The firmware is a hard coded operating system that sits on the Firepod, basically it's the Firepod's "brain".

    So, you're doing a driver install, not a firmware update. Nothing to worry about.

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