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    Firewire-USB Adapter
    I recently upgraded my original MB to one of the new MBP's without a firewire port. I have a standard firewire external harddrive which I would like to use with my new laptop. Is there any adapter which will allow me to plug standard firewire into a USB port? thanks

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    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    USB and Firewire are not compatible. Only one company I know of marketing one now and it works only in XP (Vista with a patch). Says it will work in Windows on a Mac, but not OS X. It costs $120 with which you could buy yourself a new 500 GB - 1 TB external USB drive.
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