Firewire (also known as i.Link, or IEEE 1394 High Performance Serial Bus / HPSB) is a serial interface, created by Apple, Inc. for personal computers and digital devices for audio and video, which offers high-speed communications and data services in real time.

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Installing Windows on external hard drive

For the last half of the year, I have been using Windows installed on my external HDD, which uses USB 3.0 port, I had to install Windows (Windows 10) by copying virtual disk file into the drive. ...
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Firewire 400 to 800 to Thunderbolt - is it hot swappable?

I've finally managed to connect a Saffire Pro 40 sound card to my Asus Rog G751 laptop via the Apple thunderbolt to FireWire, and then a 400-800 bilingual FireWire cable to the Saffire pro. But I've ...
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How to connect firewire audio device to a Micro-ATX board

PC Spec: Motherboard Model - ASRock H81M-HDS 2 x SATA3 2 x SATA2 4 x USB 3.0 (2 Front, 2 Rear) 8 x USB 2.0 I have a new PC with a micro-ATX motherboard which is naturally quite small. Problem ...
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Why does disabling ATA fixes “run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config” in FreeBSD?

Why did it work? Why did the 5. step solve the problem? What is so special about disabling ATA which removed the run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config error? My ...
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dvgrab on Debian gives “no camera exists”

I have an old Canon HV20 camcorder with a Firewire interface. I haven't really been copying movies out of it much beyond to my old Macbook, which is more or less broken down by now. That is why I got ...
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1394 network adapter vanished forever - how can I get it back?

I'm using Windows XP x64 SP2. I have an 1394 adapter which after fresh installation of the above OS was recognized and immediately 1394 Network adapter driver was added. I got a lot of problems ...
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dhcp server or routing rules on a lan with internet server

I have two machines : Imac with Mac OS 10.9.5 & a Debian 8 server headless both have one ethernet interface and one firewire. The DHCP is still on the router and has statics ip address, the two ...
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How to connect two Windows XP x86-64 PCs using FireWire?

I'm having trouble doing so. I basically want to transfer files between two PCs and also share the internet connection from one. As you may know Windows XP supports FireWire Network Adapters. What ...
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File copying much slower than rated Firewire speed

While copying a lot of files to an external hard drive using Firewire I notice that the copy speed is a lot slower than the Firewire data transfer rate. The supposed transfer rate for Firewire 400 is ...
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Any way to transfer Firewire (IEEE 1394) over USB?

My parents have an old Canon digital camcorder that uses miniDV tape and connects to a computer with Firewire. Their only computer right now is a Microsoft Surface 3 which obviously doesn't have any ...
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15 feet FireWire cable does not work

in an attempt to move all my noisy drives to nearby closet and reduce noise at my desk, I just purchased a 15 feet FireWire 800 cable ...
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Vanishing device is unspecified

I was trying to get an old firewire CCD camera that comes with XP drivers to connect to a windows 7 pc. I was able to find some updated drivers online, but in the process of manually installing them, ...
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Possible to get firewire on a new laptop that only has usb3 and thunderbolt?

I was wondering if it's possible to somehow get Firewire on my Asus rog g751jy? It's fairly new and really powerful computer, but doesn't have a built-in firewire port. It does however have USB3.0 ...
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Firewire 800 read speed is slow

I'm using MacBook Pro Early 2011 with WD My Passport Studio 2 TB over Firewire 800 port.. While write speed is very good ( about 60-65 MB/sec. ).. Read speed is almost half of that ( about 30-35 ...
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FireWire connection between a MacBook Pro to Mackie Onyx 1640i mixer died without reason

I recently upgraded from my MacBook Pro and Mackie Onyx 1620i FireWire mixer to the long sought after Mackie Onyx 1640i FireWire mixer. Everything is exactly the same, except the new Mackie has 16 ...
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USB 3.0 via Firewire [duplicate]

I saw a usb to firewire cable ...
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Recover data from linux from Mac with firewire?

I have debian linux 7.6.0 on an old macbook laptop, the screen broke. I don't have money to fix it so I was hoping to use the firewire port to connect and clone the hard drive so I can access the ...
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Can a smaller Firewire800 PCIE card replace another larger Firewire 800 Card?

Unfortunately I found the headers on my computer's belkin 3-port Firewire 800 all tilted back somehow, and they snapped off when I tilted them forward to where they should be. As a quick fix, I have ...
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SBC that interfaces with firewire and ethernet

I have been looking around for a single board computer that can pull in information from a 6-pin firewire device, use Linux to do some computation on that incoming data, and then send information out ...
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Graphics Card's proximity to Firewire Card causes noise on connected audio interface (by firewire)

I am doing some amateur audio stuff where I have an audio interface connected via firewire to my pc. After my former machine got old, I replaced it and unfortunately bought a cheap motherboard. It has ...
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Linksys router cannot change default password

My wireless internet suddenly stopped working today. I have Windows 7 and Lindsys WRT54G router. I tried to log into the Linksys setup router page by typing in www.192.168.1.1 into firefox and it ...
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FireWire drive only partly recognized(?)

I'm having issues with getting a firewire harddrive to work reliably in linux. The controller and drive seems to be recognized but I don't know how to get access to it. Some context: # lspci 00:00.0 ...
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Debugging not-loading Windows XP x64

The question is related to this one: Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen. So I want to debug WinLogon.exe through Windows Kernel-Debugger remotely using an 1394 (Fire Wire) port on the system asked ...
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G-Drive Mobile external disk drive - should I use Firewire or USB 3.0?

I have a G-Technology G-Drive mobile 1TB with the option of either connecting via USB 3.0 or Firewire 800, which is the better choice for connecting with my MacBook Pro Early-2011? (In terms of speed ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.10 on external firewire hard drive

I think I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my external firewire hard drive(LaCie Rugged Triple) successfully, but I don't see any way to boot it. How can I solve this? I already have Mac Os X Lion and ...
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Can WiFi interfere with FireWire PCI card?

A year ago I upgraded my PC and replaced my motherboard with a cheap one which lacks a onboard wifi and firewire. To compensate this I've purchased a tp-link 300mbps wireless n adapter and a pci ...
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How can I tell if my FireWire port is 400 or 800? (Linux)

I know this sounds very similar to How do I tell if my firewire connection is running as 400 or 800?, but the difference is, I don't have a FireWire device yet. The whole reason I'm asking is that ...
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Is it possible to “forward” a FireWire 400 port to a FireWire 400 port in OS X?

I have the following situation: I have a camera with a mini-DV port, and a cable which brings the mini-DV to FireWire 400. The only problem is that I need to ultimately get from the mini-DV port to ...
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Bad logic board or connections in Mid 2009 MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (mid 2009, 13", 2.26GH) running Mountain Lion. I started getting intermittent beach balls and lock ups and thought the hard drive was failing. I got a copy of Scannerz to test it ...
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Connect three HDMI TV to MacBookPro

I have a presentation I don't have my HP notebook with my so I'm stuck with MacBookPro 5.5 It has one Firewire port. I need to connect 3 TVs to and I would need to play a different video on each. ...
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Is there any USB 3.0 to Firewire 800 1394b adapter? [duplicate]

I need to work with 1394b equipment on a notebook, but 90% of the new notebook does not have 1394b port enough neither an Express Card 34 slot. That is why I need a USB 3.0 to 1394b device. I was ...
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Can a port labelled 1394 be used with a mini-DisplayPort to VGA adapter?

I have a Dell Latitude E5520 laptop and I can see there is a port labelled 1394. Does anyone know if you can run a mini-DisplayPort to VGA adapter from it? I am trying to set up 2 external monitors to ...
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When disabling the firewire-driver in Windows will this too disable firewire connected through a PCMCIA device?

The broader overarching question (not seeking an answer to this, but wanted to provide context) is how do I ensure that laptops running Microsoft Windows 7 and exposing DMA-ports (eg. firewire) are ...
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Why do my speakers get distorted randomly on Windows 7?

I have a studio monitor setup. I have 2 KRK 6's and a Focusrite Firewire Pro 24. Every few hours my speakers sound distorted and my solution has been go to sound levels > Properties of Saffire Audio ...
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Can Windows 8 boot from FireWire?

I read many times Windows 7 is unable to boot from an external FireWire drive but I wonder if Windows 8 is able to do so. I need to run Windows on my Mac but only very few times so my idea was to ...
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Is there a reason I can't find a USB female to male IEEE 1394 (FireWire) adapter?

I have an external drive that has one of those mini-USB ports on it, so I can plug it in to my MacBook Pro's USB port. I want to plug it into a IEEE 1394 port. Looking for an adapter online, I found ...
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Adding FireWire to a laptop with no extension slots

I'm looking for a way to add Firewire to my laptop, with the purpose of using FireWire audio interfaces. Since my laptop doesn't have an ExpressCard slot though, this means I'm open to the craziest ...
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Firewire via PCI, PCI-X or PCI-E

I have read up on this and sadly, have gotten some contradicting information. My issue is, my firewire units 'complained' when plugged into a PCI interface and requested they go direct into the board ...
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How do I tell if my firewire connection is running as 400 or 800?

I have a MacBook Pro with FireWire 800 and a freecom external harddrive that has USB3, FireWire 400 and 800. I am using a Nikkai FireWire 800 cable that has 800 connector on one end and a 400 ...
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How can I network a Windows 7 PC with a MacBook Pro running Lion over FireWire?

I always thought this was possible but after searching around a little bit all the articles that even come close are using OSes pre Windows 7 and OSX 10.7 (Lion). I tried just connecting them with a ...
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What are the main differences between the Western Digital “My Passport,” “My Passport Essential,” and “My Passport Studio” external hard drives?

My goal is to buy a 2TB external portable drive for use with my current MacBook Pro (Mid-2007) and for use with my next Mac (hopefully the rumored 15" MacBook Air). I'm planning to buy a Western ...
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FireWire external drive for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Here is my current recipe for mounting 2 external USB 2.0 drives using the udev system and the rc script rc.local in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. # Become root su # Find USB devices. # Search for sd # :/sd ...
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Finder Error -36 with Console I/O Error - potential causes?

I'm copying a lot of data between two hard drives. The first one (the source) was getting a lot of repetitive Finder Error -36 codes. Scanning the Console this is linked to an I/O Error coming from ...
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FireWire to USB via a FireWire and USB hard drive

I have got an old PowerBook G4 with FireWire 400, and a new(ish) iMac with FireWire 800. If I want to start the PowerBook G4 in Target mode, I can't plug it into my iMac because they use different ...
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Timer to Enable/Disable a USB port in Windows?

I have a large multitouch screen that's connected to a windows computer. It is connected to the computer by Firewire, USB, and DVI for various signals. If you unplug any of those connections, the ...
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Why won't my drive boot over FireWire?

I have a brand new Western Digital MyPassport Studio, which I'd like to use as a utility drive. It will boot my Mac Pro over USB, but not over FireWire 800. Western Digital's support basically told me ...
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PC to PC file transfer using FireWire

Is there a way to copy transfer files over FireWire from one laptop to another? Both have windows 7.
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How is it called when audio streaming “freezes” or “stucks”?

How is it called when streaming (e.g. FireWire streaming) of video or audio stucks (or freezes) after about 10 minutes and I need to reset the streaming process (or reset the FireWire bus) to make it ...
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Force unmount on OS X Lion

I have a WD External hard drive that I believe is defective. Every now and then it simply hangs and its unresponsiveness makes finder stop responding. It will not reset itself until I disconnect the ...
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Are there guidelines for the performance implications of adding multiple usb/firewire drives to a Mac?

I have noticed that I get a significant performance drop on a Mac Pro with more than 5 daisy chained firewire 800 drives. Task switching grinds to a halt, and the machine often beachballs between ...