Firewire and USB Hub

  clo2_clo 21:45 21 May 2006
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Hi i purchased a firewire external hard disk drive, then realised my computer doesnt have a firewire port.

I've heard than i can purchase a hub which i connect through a usb port, and i can then use firewire devices on my PC.

Is this suitable or possible?

I also wonder if anyone will be able to help me find one online for a reasonable price so that i can use this hard drive ive bought. I need the help so that i dont get it wrong again.

Anybody know what to do????
Many thanks, Chloe

  mgmcc 22:39 21 May 2006

USB and Firewire are different technologies and, as far as I'm aware, you cannot plug an adapter into a USB port to provide Firewire connectivity.

What you would normally do is to install a Firewire PCI card into a spare PCI slot on the motherboard. This will provide a Firewire port at the back of the PC to connect your drive to.

  Devil Fish 23:36 21 May 2006

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