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Old Nov 25, 2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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Is there a male firewire to female usb converter?

hi there. the title says it all: i'm not using any of my imac's firewire ports and i'd like to know if there's any converter that could make them usb. thanks!
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Old Nov 25, 2006, 05:54 PM   #2
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hey there

i wouldn't think so... two completely different interfaces.
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Old Nov 25, 2006, 05:58 PM   #3
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hi there. the title says it all: i'm not using any of my imac's firewire ports and i'd like to know if there's any converter that could make them usb. thanks!
If you need more places to plug in USB devices you can buy a powered USB hub. This will give you 7 more ports.
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Old Nov 26, 2006, 01:44 AM   #4
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If you need more places to plug in USB devices you can buy a powered USB hub. This will give you 7 more ports.
The trouble is, you need another plug socket for a 7 port USB hub, I think the person who started this thread wanted to use the firewire port because it has a larger power output.
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Old Nov 26, 2006, 04:19 AM   #5
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Completely different interface, I don't mean the plug.
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Old Nov 26, 2006, 05:40 AM   #6
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You dont say what devices or how many you want to plug in.

A usb hub is dirt cheap nowadays, I've picked up a couple that were just thrown away on the street or left out on the wall for passersby to take.

An unpowered hub would give you a couple extra ports and could be used for devices that don't need powering through the USB port (e.g. printer etc).

Keyboard etc could go in the other ports.
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 10:50 AM   #7
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Try MonoPrice.com

Hi,

In response to a Google search for this item, I came across your question. I just bot a Firewire Male to USB connector for $ 1.76 plus shipping. Haven't received it yet, but??

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Old Jun 26, 2010, 10:51 AM   #8
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Hi,

In response to a Google search for this item, I came across your question. I just bot a Firewire Male to USB connector for $ 1.76 plus shipping. Haven't received it yet, but??

Donald
And where you have bought that item? Have you got a link? Or were you just spamming for Monoprice, because they don't have that item?
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 11:28 AM   #9
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No such thing

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Hi,

In response to a Google search for this item, I came across your question. I just bot a Firewire Male to USB connector for $ 1.76 plus shipping. Haven't received it yet, but??

Donald
The two interfaces are not compatible. It's not just a matter of getting a plug to fit.


What you mention does not exist.
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