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    Default Firewire help

    My current CPU does not have a firewire port, I am trying to get one installed. The one they are trying to sell me is a firewire module, it has the firewire port that USB's to the CPU, in other words it is a stand alone module that you plug the firewire cable into, then that plugs into the CPU via a USB. Is this any good? Help.....
    Thanks in advance

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    Join Date
    Sep 2006


    I'd avoid it.

    Buy a PCI card instead.

    This'll do you:

    (no retailer recommendation intended)
    Last edited by bert6280; 03-06-2007 at 11:13 PM.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Western Europe


    Also, look on the rear of your computer to see if you have any sockets with 1394 written above them but without any actual Firewire sockets installed. It will have a little silver plate that you can remove. If you have a single port like this you might be able to get your hands on a push in 1394 socket that goes directly into the motherboard and not have to take up an entire PCI slot just so you can have access one Firewire port.

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