Firewire to USB converter?
Posted on Apr 24, 2012 05:06 pm
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I just rescued a broken laptop from my sister and it's vastly superior to my current one... however... it has no firewire ports and no cardbus slot. I was wondering if anyone ever tried a firewire to usb adapter with a sound card? ...
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Apr 24, 2012 06:32 pm A quick look on tomshardware.com gave me this post:
Since: Dec 04, 2007
There is no such cable. They are both two different technologies that do not appreciate interaction at a power level. The normal result is a smokey affair.
The post after that said that there supposedly is such a converter, but....I doubt it would work very well. Point is, the voltages and signal paths would just be too different. I'm sure some places TRY to make converters or adapters, but they just don't work well.
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