Building on their 828mkII FireWire audio interface, MOTU has added a new model equipped with high-speed USB 2.0 for connection to any USB 2.0 compatible Mac or PC. Both models are identical, except for their connection to the computer via either FireWire or USB 2.0.
The 828mkII-USB provides a high-speed "ultra-fast" (480 Mbit) USB 2.0 connection to any USB 2.0-equipped Mac or PC. Users can freely choose between purchasing the 828mkII FireWire model or the USB 2.0 model, depending their computer and other FireWire or USB devices they plan to connect to it. Most recent computers (built within the last several years) support the high-speed USB 2.0 standard.
Both models (828mkII-FireWire and 828mkII-USB2) are now shipping and share the same US list price of $795.