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