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Old Dec 23, 2009, 02:12 AM   #1
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Firewire to USB 3.0 cable

With many people buying the new iMacs, the lack of USB 3.0 may be a worry to some. However, do you think that a Firewire 800 to USB 3.0 cable will be produced? The transfer max speeds are identical, so it may be viable.

Do you think it's possible?
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 02:19 AM   #2
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I don't think these things exist...for any firewire/usb iteration. Firewire is different to USB (controller, power supplied), so the converter would have to be a complex affair.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 02:25 AM   #3
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But I thought they already exist. For Firewire 800 to USB 2.0

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But I thought they already exist. For Firewire 800 to USB 2.0

Whoa. I wonder if that actually works somehow...
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[QUOTE=Shawnstra;8990466]But I thought they already exist. For Firewire 800 to USB 2.0[quote]

http://www.everything2connect.com/images/USB.jpg <--note the name of the image....

That's the square USB to standard USB connector.
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But I thought they already exist. For Firewire 800 to USB 2.0
http://www.everything2connect.com/images/USB.jpg <--note the name of the image....
That's the square USB to standard USB connector.
I agree. That's just a standard USB A Male to B Male cord.

It has been discussed here before, and there's no such thing as a Firewire->USB adapter or vice versa. The architectures are just too different.
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I have a FireWire/SCSI converter. But nobody has made a general FireWire/USB converter. There is only an adapter for Windows that will capture DV video and output it reencoded to USB.
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Ahh I see, nevermind, it will be a while till USB 3.0 and i'll probably be itching to buy another Mac
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There are already non-Apple products out there with USB 3.0
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There are already non-Apple products out there with USB 3.0

Yeah, I mean it'll be a while for USB 3.0 to be mainstream, and also come on apple products. I don't often use external storage and usb ports in general so I guess it won't make a huge impact on me I guess.
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Firewire 800 flash drives

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With many people buying the new iMacs, the lack of USB 3.0 may be a worry to some. However, do you think that a Firewire 800 to USB 3.0 cable will be produced? The transfer max speeds are identical, so it may be viable.

Do you think it's possible?
Lets make daisy-chainable FireWire 800 flash drives and forget USB. I thought solid state was suppose to be faster anyway. Why is USB(3.0) so slow?
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With many people buying the new iMacs, the lack of USB 3.0 may be a worry to some. However, do you think that a Firewire 800 to USB 3.0 cable will be produced? The transfer max speeds are identical, so it may be viable.

Do you think it's possible?
Technically possible but no company would waste their time and effort for so little return.
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