Can i use a usb > firewire cable to connect my seagate external HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by TheDoorsi, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. TheDoorsi macrumors newbie

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    I have a firewire port on my new MBP and my USB ports are pretty much taken with my cellphone charger and my usb hub (for mouse/keyboard/other hard drive).

    Can i just get a usb to firewire cable to just plug in my new external to that?

    Also, the HD is portable so does firewire provide power the same way the USB powers the hard drive?

    Cheers-
     
  2. itickings macrumors 6502a

    itickings

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    No, because there are no real "USB to Firewire" cables.

    Simply buy another USB hub and use both if you need more ports.
     
  3. jsm4182 macrumors 6502

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    What model is the external drive? The Seagate GoFlex drives are upgradeable to firewire 800.
     
  4. TheDoorsi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    actually yeah it is a goflex- looked it up on amazon and its $23 for the adapter.

    Thanks!
     
  5. itickings macrumors 6502a

    itickings

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    Interesting solution from Seagate for those drives, putting the interface converter outside as a replaceable part.

    Glad it worked out for you.
     

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