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Old 04-27-2006, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
I have a question regarding this external hard drive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144229

It says it has a USB interface as well as a firewire one. Does this mean I can hook it up to my PC with the USB interface, and then since I don't have a firewire port on my computer I can use the one on the external hard drive to connect my camcorder? Please respond as soon as possible, this is very important to me right now. Thanks.
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This doesn't seem like that hard of a question. I just want to know if I could use that firewire port to transfer video from my camcorder, since I have no firewire port on my actual PC.
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no you could not, the firewire port is only to connect the hdd to the pc. it does not have the required hardware within the external hdd to be used as you would like. you could buy a pci firewire host card.
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Does it matter that I have AGP? Could you show me a link to one of those cards? I looked on newegg but couldn't really find one.
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AGP is for graphics only. you should have pci slots as well.

linkage: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815104226
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Oh, yeah your right. Thanks for the help.
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