Summary: I bought this card due to its great reputation. I downloaded Windows 7 drivers and installed them in my four-day-old Dell Inspiron 620. The sound card arrived today. I took the cover off the Dell and it doesn't have a PCI expansion slot. It has a PCI Express slot, and the card will not fit in it. According to the research I did, PCI is an obsolete format, and PCI Express is on the way out, to be replaced by PCIe.
Summary: On the surface this card looks great, particularly if you want just a simple I/O audio card that is not wrapped up in bells and whistles. However, do yourself a favor and check M-Audio's forums and tech support pages first. I run a very new homebrew PC. Quad-core, 8GB RAM, Win7 64-bit, etc. The M-Audio pages offer drivers for Win7 64-bit, so I assumed I'd be in good shape.
Summary: This is actually my first review on Amazon. I bought this card to have XRL and 1/4 inch jack input for recording instrument tracks. Tried to install it on my new PC Intel i5 computer running Windows 7 home and just like many other have indicated, there were no drivers on the disc. Repeated attempts to download drivers from the web site resulted in the revelation that there are no drivers for Windows 7 or Vista.
Summary: bought two of these in order to slide old PCs into my audio component stacks and use them as digital jukeboxes. Installation is not all that simple because the existing PC audio drivers battle with the new audio card. There is a long list of driver installs and system changes necessary to make the card work. Unfortunately, the manufacturer skimped on printed instructions--they haven't changed in years and still refer to Windows 98 (no kidding).
The song remains the same. No Vista drivers available
Hormiga Atómica, Amazon
2 September 2008
Summary: This card used to be a nice one. I boght it four years a go (it was $300 then) and drivers used to be updated in a timely manner. Appart for the limited connection options, it did its job. They have been selling a lot since but, despite this fact, M-Audio hasn't been motivated enough to develop Vista drivers (specially those 64 bit ones) They report having started (very late) a beta testing program, where you can sign in but never are given the option to join them...
Summary: I purchased this sound card in hope of getting better sound quality from my PC, after reading several favorable reviews on Amazon. Unfortunately, I should have paid more attention to the negative comments mentioned by a few reviewers. First of all, it's true that M-Audio did not include a software driver for the card in the package. This is either sloppy or lacking any sense of customer satisfaction. You need to go to the website to download the XP driver.