Firewire card reader for iMac 7.1

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

  1. Paul Brians macrumors newbie

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    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

    avihappy

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    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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