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sobnyc
Mar 18, 2011, 06:58 PM
Got a new MBA but don't have a drive to back up with Time Capsule. Is there an adaptor that would let me go from USB out on the Air to an input on a pocket firewire drive? Thanks



sobnyc
Mar 18, 2011, 07:00 PM
Can't use ethernet at hotel on MBA. What options, other than an internet cafe - if avail - might I have? Some in Greek Isles only have ethernet.
Thanks

miles01110
Mar 18, 2011, 07:00 PM
USB to Firewire converters are quite common. Search amazon or monoprice.

SandboxGeneral
Mar 18, 2011, 07:03 PM
Does the drive have USB ports on it? If you're trying to achieve speed by using the FireWire drive and adapt it to USB, you'd be shooting yourself in the foot. Remember the transfer rate will only be as fast as the slowest link in the chain. That link will be USB. So transferring data via USB to FireWire will only go at max USB speed.

I don't know if there is an adapter from USB to FireWire.

EDIT: For hotels with no WiFi, you will need to get the Ethernet to USB adapter (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC704ZM/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=MTk0MjUyNTE).

hfg
Mar 18, 2011, 07:37 PM
Can't use ethernet at hotel on MBA. What options, other than an internet cafe - if avail - might I have? Some in Greek Isles only have ethernet.
Thanks

Apple sells a USB to ethernet dongle which will work for you.