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USB 2.0 to Firewire


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Hi,
I have a USB 2.0 external device (a DVD writer), but I have only USB 1.1 support on my computer. I also have a firewire port on my computer. I would like to take advantage of the higher transfer speed of the firewire port. Is there a cable to go from the USB port on the device to the firewire port on my computer?

thanks.
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http://www.pixela-1.com/capycable.htm <---this might work


edit: it may not...that one is only for DV and it's expensive plus
http://www.wisegeek....usb-adapter.htm this says that it's not technically possible to go from usb to firewire...no matter what

Edited by dsenette, 03 October 2005 - 11:29 AM.

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Thank you, for the info, dsenette. Based on the comments from the second link, I think I will give this hub a try..

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817111714
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well....that is the deal, that will give you 4 usb ports and 3 firewire ports, it will not make a connection from a usb port to a firewire port, it's basically just a box with all the ports, so that hub would have 2 wires coming off of it...one going to your machine's usb port and one going to the firewire port
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Topic: Firewire to USB
Date: 3rd Oct-2005

Sounds like a simple idea – but the technology is different & complex –

You would need to have a translator / converter – the adapter would only adapt the difference in wiring –
USB uses a layered driver model under Windows – with separate drivers for devices & buses that they connect to -

(1st) – USER MODE :
[APPLICATIONS] <Windows API Functions>[WIN32 SUBSYSTEM]< I/O Request>

(2nd - KERNAL MODE :
I/O Request< [CLIENT DRIVERS]<I/O Request>[BUS DRIVERS]<[HARDWARE INTERFACE]>
>[HARDWARE]

A few devices did come with both USB & Firewire Interface early on – but proved difficult to support both –
USB has had a lot of issues with the HOST CONTROLLER INTERFACE – That just moving the device from PC to PC did strange things – with its own native interface & HOST CONTROLLERS – but to compound that with Firewire (?)

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