Firewire vs. USB Recording Interface, Which Should I Stick?

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by rbf738, May 26, 2009.

  1. rbf738

    rbf738 Active Member

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    Basically I have a dilemma of where I just got a new laptop which does not have a firewire input but rather an ExpressCard 54 slot as well as USB 2.0 (obviously). I have a Firepod which is Firewire based. Getting an adapter to connect the Firewire based Firepod to my 54 mm laptop cardslot will cost me roughly 80 some dollars, and getting a new, smaller USB based recording device will cost me around $130 or so.

    So I think I know that i should stick with the Firewire and get the converter adapter, but I just wanted to make sure from all of you good people that that is the right decision to make here. thanks
     
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

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    Express Card is superior to the older Card Bus. Get a 1394 adapter. I run my Fireface off of a Siig 1394a/1394b combo card. I also have a Nitro similarly configured. Both work fine on either the a or b ports.

    Most of these do not pass power as a protection for both the card and the motherboard. External power for your devices will be required.
     

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