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. I have been told that i can purchase a PCI slot but i dont have any free spaces on my PC at the moment and dont want to lose them.
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.
Yeah but a hub has to plug into something and if you want to run firewire off it, then I assume it would have to be plugged into a firewire card, so you might just as well get a card. How come you have no space for one ?
Perhaps someone has heard of something like that but I certainly haven't. As far as I know the only way you can add firewire is either to buy a new motherboard which has firewire built in, which is a bit extreme really, or buy a PCI firewire card.
If you have no PCI slots left as you said then the choices are remove one of your devices or sell the hard drive and buy a USB 2.0 one.
As the others have said,im sure you need a Firewire card to have firewire working,this may give you an idea for future reference...its a combo hub and if i have understood correctly this needs to connect to the firewire card first.Not sure if this helps,but thought i would post anyway. click here