Firewire to USB 3.0 cable

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by Shawnstra, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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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?
     
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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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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

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    Whoa. I wonder if that actually works somehow...
     
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    Darth.Titan

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    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.
     
  7. macrumors G3

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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.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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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 :D
     
  9. macrumors G3

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    There are already non-Apple products out there with USB 3.0
     
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    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.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Firewire 800 flash drives

    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?
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    Technically possible but no company would waste their time and effort for so little return.
     

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