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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Fastest Transfer from CFast 2.0 Card to Hard Drive

I'm thinking of buying a camera that uses Cfast 2.0 card. Filming in RAW format gives you just 6 minutes of filming time per card. These cards are ultra expensive so I need to figure out how to ...
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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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Is it possible to “reconnect” firewire via terminal on OS X?

I have a Presonus Firestudio Mobile recording interface connected via firewire on my iMac running Mavericks. When the iMac goes to sleep, the Firestudio for some reason loses its connection with the ...
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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?

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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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 ...
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How to detect FireWire interface and Connected device on it, in Ubuntu 11.04?

I have a FireWire camera LifeSize connected to my PC in the FireWire interface. My PC has miniPCI slot and with external converter its having a FireWire interface. Now its Ubuntu who is not showing me ...
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Transferring between firewire hard drives

I currently have a firewire 800 desktop hard, and want to move the contents onto a another drive. If the other drive I get also has firewire 800, I know I can daisy chain them together. I was ...
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Converting Firewire to USB 3 - is it theoretically possible?

I am in the process of buying a new laptop for video capture / editing, and it's proving difficult to find one at a decent price / spec that includes Expresscard for Firewire connectivity (which I ...
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Installed Paragon HFS+ for Windows 8, now my pc won't recognize the external firewire drive

I'm not incredibly knowledgeable about computers and I really need some help. Just got a Seagate external firewire drive this morning. I downloaded the necessary pc driver (Paragon HFS+ for Windows ...
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How can I affordably transfer/convert MiniDv tapes (with some weird constraints)?

I hope this question is appropriate for superuser... I have an old JVC camcorder (GR-DVL300U) and about 30 MiniDV tapes. I want to copy these to my computer and/or to DVD. However: a) There's ...
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firewire emulation for virtual machines

As is well known by people that have the joy of having a FireWire professional audio interface, virtual machines (VirtualBox, VmWare, etc.) cannot access FireWire devices. I'm wondering if there are ...
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Firewire 800 cable for new iMac

Which one of these cables is the one I have to buy to connect a FireWire 400 device I have to the FireWire 800 port of the new 27" iMac?
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Do I have firewire 1394a or 1394b? lspci dump inside

Trying to determine which firewire version I have in my laptop. Here's lspci -vv: 05:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): JMicron Technology Corp. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 30) (prog-if 10 [OHCI]) ...
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Drobo Firewire 800 to iMac not working

I have a Drobo (regular... no 'S') and I just bought a new iMac 27" with a Firewire 800 port. I can connect my Drobo to the iMac via USB 2.0 just fine works as intended. However, when I attempt to ...
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Can daisy chained external hard drives all be bus powered?

Say I have two (or even more!) Firewire 800 bus powered external hard drives. Will all of them be fully powered (and not require an external power source) when I daisy chain them onto my computer? Or ...
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Windows 7 and firewire

I have a problem in Windows 7 using firewire. I connect my Canon HV20 to it but it won't show up as if it's connected. I used the same firewire slot with windows xp before and it all worked well. I ...
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What is powering up my external unmounted firewire drive?

I have two external hard discs connected through firewire 800 to a Macbook Pro. Usually I only work with one, so I unmount the other, which powers down. However, after some time the unmunted hard disk ...
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Why do firewire drives on Mac OS cause processes to go into uninterruptible wait?

I have a Western Digital My Passport Studio external hard drive. It works with either Firewire 800 or USB 2.0. I've noticed that when I have it connected to Firewire, after a few hours, processes on ...
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PATA to SATA convertor for FW400 enclosure?

I have a decent USB2/FW400 HD enclosure with an old 250GB PATA HD inside. I am using its FW400 interface. I would like to reuse the box with a newer SATA drive but I wonder if the SATA-PATA adapter ...
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Transfer rate for connecting multiple Firewire cables from external hard drive

What happens when I connect 2 Firewire cables from an external hard drive to a PC? Will the transfer rate doubles? Reason for asking: Throughput rate from our server to the external hard drive is too ...
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USB 3 vs Firewire 800

We want to get some external hard-drives >= 1TB for copying large videos (10-500gb) and image sequences (1-150k files) in-house ala sneaker-net between Macs and PCs. Does anyone have real-world ...