Could someone please point me in the direction of a Firewire PCI for MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by register, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. register macrumors newbie

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    hey... sorry for seeming dense. I'm not at all familiar with PCI connectivity. I'm looking for a FW 400 expansion card that'll work in my MBP 17" C2D. Is there a specific one for macs, or can any old PCI express 34 do the job?
    I'd appreciate your help
    thanks
    tom
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    With two FW400 capable ports already on the machine. :confused:

    I know Apple tends to have problems with port powered FW devices, but the expansion card may work with high powered devices either.

    Edit: If that is the issue. A powered FW hub may work.
     
  3. register thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sadly a FW isn't an option for me. My current and only firewire 400 is being used for an external sound card, and you run into so many issues when running a soundcard and other devices on the same bus. The other devices I'm hoping to use on firewire ports will have their own power supply, so if i doesn't give enough bus power, that shouldn't be an issue.
    If I was going for the PCI option, are there any recomended models? Are such PCI expansion devices mac / windows specific?
    also- a minor detail... do they extrude out the side of the machine, or will it be able to sit all the way in?
    thanks
    Tom
     
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  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Reggie -- you do know that the MacBook Pro has an ExpressCard/34 card slot, not a PCI slot, right? Searching for PCI will lead you in wrong directions...
     

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