Such thing as Firewire to USB cable/connector ?

Such thing as Firewire to USB cable/connector ?

Post by Andy10 » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 06:32:54


Is there such a thing as a Fireqire to USB cable (or connector/adaptor) ?. I
have bought a USB casing which converts my HD to a USB HD, but it only
connects through my USB1.1 and so it's a bit slow. I cannot get USB2.0
because i don't want to upgrade to XP SP1 or SP2.

I have Firewire and was wondering if i could use that port to connect my USB
HD to. i.e. i need a cable with a Firewire plug on one end and a small
square USB end on the other (it's not the usual rectangle USB plug, it's a
small square USB, similar to what plugs into the back of a printer).

What's the easiest and best way of doing this, if it's possible ?

Cheers
Andy
 
 
 

Such thing as Firewire to USB cable/connector ?

Post by Phil » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 07:29:30

Easiest (and smartest) way is to upgrade to sp2 and use usb2.0.

 
 
 

Such thing as Firewire to USB cable/connector ?

Post by jeffre » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 10:02:36

Hi,

Why do you need to update to SP2 to use USB 2.0? If your hardware is only
rated to USB 1.1, from what I understand, you can`t just change the software
to make it USB 2.0. On my Notebook, which originally had XP SP1, it has USB
2.0.

Jeff



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Post by wayn » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 11:00:07

why did you not buy a firewire enclosure they run about 30 bucks?

Wayne
 
 
 

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Post by Ross Duri » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 17:47:14

It isn't a physical thing but a data link layer thing. Use your brain.
 
 
 

Such thing as Firewire to USB cable/connector ?

Post by Andy10 » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 17:52:25

I know that now, but at the time I thought USB would be ok, still left with
this problem though.

Cheers
Andy
 
 
 

Such thing as Firewire to USB cable/connector ?

Post by Andy10 » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 17:53:32

But the original question is 'Is there a cable/adaptor for USB to Firewire'
????

Cheers
Andy






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Such thing as Firewire to USB cable/connector ?

Post by jeffre » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 17:56:55

Hi,

I think the answer is know, have you tried google search for it?

Jeff



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Such thing as Firewire to USB cable/connector ?

Post by Andy10 » Fri, 29 Oct 2004 21:24:06

I rang Maplin Electronics (2 different shops), both said 'no', but i figured
people in these ng are more expert and might know a bit more.

Cheers
Andy










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Post by v-leel » Sat, 30 Oct 2004 17:16:16

Dear Andy,

Thank you for posting here.

I have read through all four posts you submitted. The questions in these
four posts are related. In order to avoid confusion, let me answer your
questions in this one.

Form your description, I can understand your concern is to use USB 2.0 HD.

Actually, the most efficient way to use this USB 2.0 HD in your side is not
about whether or not upgrade your Windows XP system to SP2 or not, but is
whether your main board supports USB 2.0 or not. In fact, if your main
board supports USB 2.0, you can install the USB 2.0 driver provided by the
main board manufacturer no matter you are running Windows SP1 or SP2.
Please understand motherboard provided by its manufacturer that is
independent of Windows system. About whether or not USB 2.0 is supported by
the motherboard, you need to refer to the manual provided along with your
motherboard or along with your computer. In addition, you can also contact
the vendor of your computer for the instruction.

Regarding whether or not upgrade Windows XP to SP2, Microsoft strongly
recommend upgrading your Windows XP system to SP2, which includes latest
security updates and new features. For more information, you can refer to
the article Carey listed below.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

And for the question whether there is any adapter to convert Firewire to
USB, I am afraid I am not quite familiar in hardware. However for your
information, I find the following website. Hope it can do some helps.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ,keyword--firewire%20to%20
usb,lp--1,mkt_id--11539754,rf--ggl.html

I look forward to your reply. If there is anything unclear, feel free to
let me know. Have a nice day!

Thanks & Regards,

Lee Li
Microsoft Online Partner Support

Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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Post by Rock » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 00:59:03


Please quote the original message you're replying to, otherwise we have
no idea what it is.
 
 
 

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Post by Andy10 » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 03:20:54

Thanks Lee for the good information below. I bit the bullet and got a PCI
USB2.0 board today, installed it and it's great (went from transfer rate
0.81mb/s to 11.36mb/s, testing on a 125mb file). So, as you can see, it's
much faster. I am just being picky now, but the box says it's capable of
48mb/sec, but musn't grumble because 11mb/sec does me fine !

Again, thanks for the useful info.
Andy




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Post by v-leel » Tue, 02 Nov 2004 11:46:12

Hi Andy,

Thanks for your update. Based on my knowledge, the behavior happens due to
one of the following causes.

1. The mother board
2. The USB HD device
3. The Windows Environment

Considering current situation, please verify the device in a new Windows OS
with clean environment, where we can verify whether the behavior persists
or not. And if so, I am afraid the behavior may be related to the product
properties. Please understand that third party driver is provided by a
manufacturer independent of Microsoft. Therefore, we cannot guarantee their
performance and reliability. For more information and further suggestions,
I am afraid you may need to contact them directly. Thanks for your
understanding and cooperation in the point.

If there is anything I can do, feel free to let me know. Thanks and have a
nice day!

Thanks & Regards,

Lee Li
Microsoft Online Partner Support

Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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Post by Rock » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 16:20:37


You need to quote the original post or a portion of it when you reply.