[LAU] firewire-thunderbolt adapter?

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Tue Oct 10 07:29:35 UTC 2017

On 10/08/2017 09:31 PM, David Kastrup wrote:
> david <gnome-4S9g3957RhF54TAoqtyWWQ at public.gmane.org> writes:
>> I've been poking around on Amazon. The consensus of reviewers seems to
>> that USB-C to Firewire adapters don't work and simply cannot
>> work. Including a review by an electrical engineer.
>> I found this USB<>ExpressCard adaptor:
>> https://www.amazon.com/SIIG-USB-to-ExpressCard-JU-EP0012-S1/dp/B001KUOW9O/ref=sr_1_29?ie=UTF8&qid=1507524480&sr=8-29&keywords=firewire+to+usb+adapter
> Don't bother.  "Add support for USB-based ExpressCard devices to any USB
> equipped computer" is actually a lot more explicit than many of those
> cards bother telling, and it means that they work fine for WWAN cards
> (UMTS Modem and such), Smartcard readers and reasonably cheap (all but
> the fastest) flash device reader cards.  An Expresscard slot provides
> both a PCIx lane and a USB connection.  This adapter will only provide
> the USB connection.  That's not sufficient for a Firewire adapter.
>> IIRC, the original poster had a Firewire ExpressCard and was looking
>> for a laptop with an ExpressCard port. Maybe this would work for them?
> Nope.

Bummer. Guess I'll have to go through my accumulated emails for 
recommendations for a PCIx Firewire card for the desktop machine.

David W. Jones
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