Basically I was using a SIIG 1394 Cardbus Adapter type deal to connect my old laptop to my Firepod as it had no firewire ports. I just got a new laptop (to make recording faster in part) and it also has no firewire ports, but it also has no Cardbus port. Instead it has an ExpressCard/54 Slot and of course 3 USB 2.0 ports. So I'm thinking of a couple of ways to handle this. First, does anyone know of a cheap adapter to connect the firewire ports from the Firepod to either my ExpressCard/54 slot OR one of the USB 2.0 slots? Maybe I'm missing something but I wasn't seeing anything right away, if someone could provide links I'd appreciate it. My other option is to just get a new audio hardware altogether, especially since I have no need for simultaneous recording. I was looking at the PreSonus Audio Box because it connects right to your USB slot, correct? That seems easier than having to rig up an adapter. Any suggestions, I really need to figure this out, because as I said much of the reason for the laptop upgrade was to better my recording experience but I didn't realize that the adapter card would not connect to the ExpressCard/54 slot. Thanks everybody!