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firewire question

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by ThirdBird, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

    i have a dell e310 desktop computer

    it does not have a firewire input

    is it possible to get one for my computer?
  2. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere Guest

    I believe there are PCI cards you can buy for most PCs. Something like this I think:


    I'm sure someone else here can fill you in better.
  3. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Check into Siig cards. They use an Audio-Friendly TI Firewire chipset and are darn cheap for what you get.

    look at http://www.newegg.com

  4. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

    i believe i have a PCI-express slot in my computer, does that change anything?

    i was looking for something that is compatible with any of the presonus firestudio line... does that change anything like would I need an additional soundcard as well?
  5. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Siig makes PCIe 1394 adapters. Check with the Presonus website for compatibility issues but I doubt it.
  6. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

    would i want a 400 or 800 firewire card?
  7. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    I use combo 400/800 cards. Most manufacturers want you to have one or the other but I've never had any issues.

    Do NOT use combo cards with USB on them. Ever. Really.

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