Firewire card reader for iMac 7.1

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Paul Brians, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Paul Brians macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2010
    Bainbridge Island, WA
    I'd like to buy a card reader for camera cards (multiformat, if possible) for my iMac 7.1. Because all my USB ports are full (including using a splitter), I'd like one that could run off of one of the unused firewire ports on the back of the computer. But I understand that there is more than one kind of firewire port: 4-pin and 6-pin, and readers need 6-pin. I don't know which I've got.

    Can anyone recommend a photo card reader that will work with my iMac, or at least tell me which kind of firewire port I have?
  2. avihappy macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2006
    I think all the 2008 iMac have 1 6 pin Firewire 400 and 1 Firewire 800 ports. So you most likely have 6 pin.

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