USB-Firewire Adaptor?

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  1. atif.muhammad macrumors member

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    i have a USB B Mini port Hard Disk(external) but i want to connect it using firewire
    the hd itself doesnt come with firewire. is there such a thing as a USB-Firewire Adaptor? I dont want a combo PCI card.
     
  2. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    I would have to say, no, i don't think they make that kind of a cable. I could be wrong though. I don't think they are made because FireWire has the ability to supply power through the cable; while USB doesn't have enough power to power a external HD.

    Plus, if you went from say a USB 2 plug, and used a cable that had FW 400 on the other end, it would be slowed down. If you have USB 2 on your drive , i would just use that. USB2 is faster than Firewire 400, so unless you have USB 2 and FW 800, i don't think it would even be worth it.
     
  3. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Actually, USB 2.0 has a theoretical higher transfer rate, but FireWire still does better. There are many tests to prove this. Also, as you mention, FireWire has a higher bus transfer speed. FireWire is better for hard drives for that reason.
     
  4. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    there is no such cable or adapter.
     
  5. Will Curran macrumors regular

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    Yea they arent the same cable, maybe look for an adapter fore the harddrive for you to use a firewire card, but theres no adapter for usb2 cords to use in a firewire port...i dont think so..*shrug*
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Another intelligent question from a PC user. [​IMG]
     
  7. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    that's pretty mean, man. it's a fairly natural question - i mean both offer similar high speed transfer, as far as most users are concerned...
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Not really a natural question or being mean*, just another thread in a long line of inane posts that have made me lose any hope for the next question being a real question...

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  9. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    that's true. :p
     

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