Male USB to 6 pin firewire

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  1. darklighter macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I want to hookup my external harddrive to my unibody macbook.

    Harddrive needs 6 pin Male Firewire. Macbook needs regular USB.

    Anyone know where I can find the right cable? Google and ebay are not helping.

    Thanks.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    There's no adapter to go from Firewire to USB. You might need to put your harddrive into a USB capable enclosure.

    edit: Slight correction: the only adapter I know of is to adapt a Firewire video device to USB. It won't work to adapt Firewire storage devices to USB.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    You can just put a USB extension on it. However, I do not believe it will work with storage devices - they're only for video AFAIK.
     
  4. darklighter thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there anything I can use to connect my firewire storage device to the macbook?
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    The only thing I can think of is to move the drive from the Firewire enclosure to one with USB2. Although a bit more expensive, there are also cases with both FW and USB2.
     
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