USB to Firewire?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wutisupmonSD, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. wutisupmonSD macrumors newbie

    wutisupmonSD

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2008
    #1
    I know this thread has probably been posted a bajillion times before since the unibody mb announcement, but any idea on whether it's possible, or is in fact being done? A USB to Firewire adapter? It obviously wouldn't have the same functionality, but for compatibility's sake.
     
  2. drichards macrumors 6502a

    drichards

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    #2
    Well, if nothing else you could get a usb expresscard adapter, and plug a 34mm firewire card into that.
     
  3. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    #3
    Seeing that all recent PRO mac laptops have firewire 400 or/and Firewire 800, why would you need such a adapter?

    Plus all recent Powerbooks/ Macbook Pros also have card slots so you can add another port with a card.


    So I think you were meaning to post this in the iBook/Macbook thread instead?


    But as for adapter they make them and they do not work.

    Maybe their will be hope with USB 3.0?
     
  4. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Location:
    London
    #4
    I've seen USB-A to FireWire 400 (4-pin) but I want USB-A to 6-pin.
     
  5. Beanlok macrumors regular

    Beanlok

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    #5
    uh this is the ibook/macbook forum
    apologies if it was moved from the power/pro forum
     
  6. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

    hogfaninga

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2008
    Location:
    Chestnut Tree Cafe
    #6
    Dozens of threads about this and bottomline it won't work.
     

Share This Page