USB/Firewire 400/800 combo hub.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jamespa66, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. jamespa66 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know of a good USB/Firewire 400/800 combo hub.
    I would like to be able to connect my video cam to my my 13" MBA as well as a couple FireWire drives I have.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    There is nothing that will let you connect firewire devices to USB ports.
     
  3. jamespa66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    From the page you linked to:

    I stand by my initial statement.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Firewire has its own controller chip on the logic board, and as the MBA and MB have no Firewire, this chip is missing, thus not even a magical hub will convert from USB to Firewire or vice versa.
    USB goes via the CPU.

    You can take a look at the dozens of similar threads about the same issue, as it arose when the 13" Unibody MacBook was introduced back in 10/2008 and it was missing a Firewire port.

    MRoogle is a good tool to search these fora for already existing threads about questions you have. It might be able to answer you quicker than waiting for an answer.
     

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