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i have a question,
Is there such a thing as a firewire 800 Hub that is powered by usb?
the reason for this is because I would LOVE to log and capture on the spot.
I have the Iomega - eGo 500GB External USB 2.0 FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 interfaces. and the usb is not really not an option its too slow for the transfer.
I apologize if this is a stupid question...
But you help would gratefully be appreciated
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Pretty tall order one imagines as Firewire 800 hubs are generaly mains powered. Do not think USB2 would have the power to drive a Firewire 800 hub. You mnay be able to find a Mac compatible PCMIA card that has 2xUSB2 and 2 Firewire ports.
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There are, though, powered USB hubs.

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Firewire 800 hubs are generaly mains powered.
To properly utilize a FireWire PCMCIA/Express card/adapter it's best to have it connected to a power adapter to provide direct bus power to it. It is a pain but it does work better for speed and especially when you are daisy chaining other FW peripherals.

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You mnay be able to find a Mac compatible PCMIA card that has 2xUSB2 and 2 Firewire ports.
IMHO... your best bet is to stay away from "Combo" PCMCIA/Express cards. I'ver got a shoebox full of Combo PCMCIA cards and found that the cards that have strictly USB 2.0 or FW400 or FW800 only ports work a helluva lot better than the "Combos".

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If you're using FCP 6, you HAVE to go FW800, period.

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well imm not sure you get what im asking...
im wondering if theres such a thing as fire wire hub thats like
portable....
maybe battery powered?

(usb's power is 5 volts right?
would that be enough to power a fire wire hub?)
is there such a thing?
thats more like my question
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The FW800 hub's I've seen on the net are all powered by a wall adapter.
Battery powered FW hub... er... i've never even seen a battery powerered USB hub.

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