USB/Firewire Combo for Wallstreet?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MacPhreak, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. MacPhreak macrumors regular

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    Is there such a thing as an affordable USB/Firewire combo card (pcmcia) for a Wallstreet? OWC has one, but wants something like $80 for it.

    Geeks.com has one for $17, but it's a no-name Chinese deal:
    http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=GUC2700
    Any idea if this works?

    I got an old Wallstreet a while back that I am interested in turning into my torrent machine (low power consumption, ya know), so I need the Firewire to connect to my external drive, and USB is just plain handy.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Check cyberguys.com - they sometime have one-step-up from the one you ref'ed above.

    You could also think about adding a thumb hub for increasing USB and getting just a firewire card.
     
  3. MacPhreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I'll take a look. Wallstreets have no USB onboard, so I'd need a USB/Firewire combo card regardless.
     
  4. techound1 macrumors 68000

    techound1

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    D'oh! For some reason I had it in my mind they did. Another brilliant idea foiled by reality! :rolleyes:

    They have airport, tho', don't they? Could you use an airport express for your USB needs? They go for like $60 refurb?? (wait, the name Rube Goldberg is sticking in my head now.... :eek: )
     

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