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sjjordan
Nov 9, 2003, 08:24 PM
I recently bought a 5GB first generation ipod and need to buy a firewire adapter for my PC (running win98).

Any suggestions? I want to make sure it charges the ipod too.
Don't know much about this...

thanks!

iJon
Nov 9, 2003, 08:40 PM
its not really an adapter you need, you just need a firewire pci card for your computer.

iJon

micvog
Nov 9, 2003, 08:50 PM
Look for a 6-pin Firewire card (like the one sold by Apple). It will also be able to charge your iPod. I have seen some cheap cards that are only 4-pin.

sjjordan
Nov 9, 2003, 09:03 PM
Is it not crucial as to whether I get a 4 or 6 pin card???

Thanks for your help

iJon
Nov 9, 2003, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by sjjordan
Is it not crucial as to whether I get a 4 or 6 pin card???

Thanks for your help
yes it is, get a 6.

iJon

sjjordan
Nov 9, 2003, 09:10 PM
Thanks iJon and Micvog,

I'll buy a 6 pin tonight I think.
I have nothing else to do.

Stephen

sjjordan
Nov 9, 2003, 09:12 PM
one more thing....

is it the 1394 that I need???

leet1
Nov 9, 2003, 09:14 PM
Uconnect PCI to IEEE by inland

19.99 and came with a cord :D

3 external 1 internal

Don't spend over 25-30ish, no need to ;)

iJon
Nov 9, 2003, 09:14 PM
yes, IEEE 1394 is the technical name for firewire.

iJon

sjjordan
Nov 9, 2003, 09:17 PM
Great!

Found one for $8.95!

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/store4pc/pcitoi13fira.html

Thanks!!