Add Firewire input to the USB docking station


#1

Great product. Would be even greater if it contained a firewire input. Whaddya think?


#2

Hi Ed - Yes, it would be great to get USB to firewire functionality. We’d start first with a separate adapter (that still could be connected into the dock), to prove out the market size.

Right now, it looks like there isn’t a good USB to firewire bridge chipset to work from, unfortunately.

But we’ll be on the lookout for this kind of product.

I also have a bunch of firewire drives around. If I had no PC with firewire support, what I might do is remove the bare drives from their enclosures – and if it’s SATA, put in a USB drive dock like http://plugable.com/products/usb3-sat… or if it’s IDE use one of the USB to IDE adapter kits out there.

It’s a great suggestion. Thank you!


#3

There’s more to it than just Firewire drives.

I have a (firewire) Nikon Coolscan scanner (that cost me many, many dollars when I bought it eight years ago) that I still use, and making sure Firewire connectivity is available is getting harder each year. I don’t think ANY new laptops actually have a IEEE 1394 port anymore. For the time being, I make do by connecting the scanner to an older PC with such a port, *then* transfer the resulting TIFF files to the computer where I’ll actually edit the images.


#4

hello i’m new user.The new MacBok Pro comes with two or four external ports, depending on the model you pick. But those ports are only of one type: Thunderbolt 3, which is compatible with USB-C.

regards
jessica patel


#5