FireWire

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by indian, May 24, 2009.

  1. indian macrumors newbie

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    Is there any cost efficient way to connect my fire wire to my mac book?
    I have the newest macbook and it has the following ports:

    -MagSafe power port
    -Gigabit Ethernet port
    -Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
    -Mini DisplayPort
    -Audio line in
    -Audio line out
    -Kensington lock slot


    (Straight from apple website)


    Thanks,
    :confused:
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    No.

    There is no Firewire 400/800 adapter to USB or Ethernet for Mac OS X.

    What Firewire devices are you talking about?

    You can also use MRoogle for looking for similar topics, as this is quite a hot one.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Hmm?

    I have an adapter set with FireWire 400 (B, but it's FireWire) to USB.
     
  4. indian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what do you mean by what type of firewire?

    I basicly need it so i can transfer video to my macbook for final cut express

    how much is it?
     
  5. marold280 macrumors 6502

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    im interested Tallest Skil . where did you get this ?
     
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  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    Oh, sorry.

    Where did you get such thing?
     
  8. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Sigh. The mythical USB to Firewire "converter" fable raises its ugly head (again).

    For the 1,374,394th time: Just making the physical connection between a USB port and a Firewire port via an "adapter set" bought off eBay is not going to (magically) work because USB and Firewire are different protocols, with different voltages, data rates, etc., etc., etc.
     
  9. indian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did buy the white MacBook but then when the new one came out I exchanged mine becuase I bought it within 30 days. The only reason I exchanged it was becuase I thought is had the same number of ports. I only realized the lack of a firewire port recently:(
     
  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It was a $5 set. Little plug adapters. I'll take a picture, hang on...

    Tanj in torment. I can't find my USB-SD card dongle. Sucks; I had a 4GB card in there... Well, it gives me an excuse to get a 32GB card now...
     
  11. mooblie macrumors 6502

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    Sorry. There is NO WAY that is going to work.
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    And whyzzat?
     
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  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Oh, I realize that; I know that you can't use this little thing for every application of FireWire, but it must be usable to SOME extent for it to exist.
     
  15. cube macrumors G5

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    They don't convert USB/FireWire AT ALL. They are just plug adapters.
     
  16. spinnerlys Guest

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    So one can use a Firewire external HDD, but not a camera with a DV/HDV video stream, or what?
     
  17. cube macrumors G5

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    You can transform FireWire cables into USB cables.
     

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