firewire question

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

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  1. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

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    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:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AW1G4M/?tag=recording.org-20

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

    Cucco Distinguished Member

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    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

    Cheers-
    Jeremy
     
  4. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

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    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

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

    ThirdBird Active Member

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

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

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    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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