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Firewire pins

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mensatic, Dec 9, 2004.

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  1. mensatic

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    Hi! I just bought a CD burner. The firewire that came with it has 6 pins. It doesn't fit in any of my USB ports on my Dell Dimension 4500S computer. When I looked at 4 to 6 pin converters, the 4 part looks too small! How do I know how many pins my computer USB port has? The booklet that came with it doesn't say.

    I appreciate ANY help! New CD burner, but no fun. :(
     
  2. kronus

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    Well, USB and Firewire are two completely different things, well, sort of. The plugs are totally different, and the speeds are different. Most computers have standard USB ports built in. Not so much for firewire. What you need is a $30 firewire card, or a burner that is USB compatible. Another option would be to install the drive on the internal IDE.
     
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    Thank you very much. I was afraid of that! I'm sending this back to Dell. The Dell with it!
     
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