Case firewire port...

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by wafflez, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. wafflez

    wafflez New Member

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    My motherboard (gigabyte p35-ds3r) does not have a firewire connector on the back. However, my case (antec p180), has one on the front. I've hooked up the case just fine, seeing as how the front usb and audio ports function, but I can't seem to get the firewire port to work..(I plugged in a camera and nothing happens on the computer). Did I need a motherboard that already supported firewire to use it?
     
  2. The_Other_One

    The_Other_One VIP Member

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    USB and firewire have different connections/headers. You will need a motherboard or card that supports firewire.
     
  3. pies

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  5. wafflez

    wafflez New Member

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    lol. I figured as much after i checked my motherboard manual..I just used my sister's macbook to rip it. Also, just random trivia, how come nobody uses firewire anymore even though it blows usb 2.0 out of the water?
     
  6. INTELCRAZY

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    I haven't figured this one out myself...
     
  7. wafflez

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    oh lol. I did some research on it. Apple apparently holds the patent and charges money for every firewire device made...This, however, excludes certain 1394 connections which are the same speed as firewire, which is why you still see it on digital camcorders and almost all laptops today.

    Point being: USB was made the standard by powerful tech companies around the world, while firewire was only truly backed by apple, and a bit by sony.
     

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