Firewire 400 To USB?

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  1. Treeant34 macrumors newbie

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    Morning:

    Does anyone know if there is an adapter available to transform a Firewire 400 male to USB 2.0 female?

    Does anyone know if there is a firewire 400 flash card reader?

    I'm trying to transform my currently useless Firewire 400 port into something useful...

    Help?

    T
     
  2. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    A Firewire external drive will be several times more efficient then a USB one.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    firewire and USB are different technologies. There is no way to convert FW to USB or vice versa.
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Can't be done, would be bloody awful idea even if it was.

    Perhaps buy some Firewire peripherals instead of USB?
     
  5. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    Yup, I remember back in the G4 days reading on the official Apple forums of some guy buying a no-name chinese FW to USB adapter and essentially destroyed his iMac's FW port.

    Good times good times.
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    There are (or were) Firewire flashcard readers made. It may depend on what type of flash card. I know for a fact there are firewire CF card readers as I have one.
     
  7. Major.Robto macrumors 6502

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    yeah FW to USB will not work.

    I have So called adaptors but its just for the cords.

    I have a usb Regular A to FW 400 Female and then a USB B (printer style) to FW Female

    (so Makes a firewire cord to work like a usb one)

    Then I also have a

    Firewire (Male) to USB A female) and it pairs with a USB B (Printerstyle) to Firewire mini )

    Its not good for much unless I'm stricken for cables.
    Just get a Dual HDD system on firewire and store your Files on there

    Use a usb Drive for time cap. as it does not need that much speed.

    I miss editing with firewire=..... Wish my stuff was not stolen!
     
  8. tvguy macrumors member

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    Do you remember what brand your FW 400 card reader is and where did you get it?
     
  9. Bear macrumors G3

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    It's a Lexar and the odds are I ordered it from Amazon. It's also over 8 years old at this point.
     
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