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Old 10-03-2019, 06:54 PM
bscism bscism is offline
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Default firewire connection to USB? Or Other?

I need help, or recommendations and your responses are appreciated, thanks in advance.


I have the MBox Pro Gen 3 interface which is a firewire connectivity. I now have to get a new computer (mine is 12 years old) and firewire is no longer included on computers. Is there a connector of some kind that will allow my firewire to connect to a USB port on the new computer?



Or what other solutions are possible?


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Old 10-03-2019, 07:08 PM
Darryl Ramm Darryl Ramm is online now
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Default Re: firewire connection to USB? Or Other?

USB cannot be converted to Firewire.

Any computer with PCIe card slots can have a Firewire PCIe card installed in them.

Any computer with Thunderbolt 1/2/3 can use a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter. (Thunderbolt is *not* USB, even if it uses a USB-C connector)

You need to be more specific. Are you on Windows or Mac? (Windows I assume from this forum, but please confirm--windows desktop or laptop choices with Thunderbolt are few and far between). Are you looking at desktop/deskside computers that have PCIe slots? ... what exact ones? ... Or is it time to replace the interface?

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Old 11-16-2019, 04:53 AM
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Default Re: firewire connection to USB? Or Other?

I'm using a M.2 Key-M to PCIe x16 adapter and a firewire card, works great!!!
http://www.era-adapter.com/m2-keym-cables-c-93.html

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