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Firewire/USB 2.0

by gsaye / December 9, 2004 2:15 AM PST

I have a Dell Dimension 4300s that currently does not have USB 2.0. Am I correct in understanding that I can simply buy a Firewire or USB 2.0 card and slap it in the machine and it will work? I bought an iPod and need to resolve the connectivity issue here.

Thanks
S.A.

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Re: Firewire/USB 2.0
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 2:22 AM PST
In reply to: Firewire/USB 2.0

No. Not only must you have the card, but an OS that supports this feature. For instance, USB 2.0 support is non in Windows XP, but arrived in Windows XP SP1.

Be sure to note that item.

newegg.com and compgeeks.com have such cards for under 20 bucks.

Bob

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Re: Firewire/USB 2.0
by gsaye / December 9, 2004 2:37 AM PST
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Bob. Thanks! I note that I am running XP (Home) SP2, so I should be ok, right?

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Re: Firewire/USB 2.0 PCI Card and XP SP2.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 2:49 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Firewire/USB 2.0

Should be very easy.

Bob

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Re: Firewire/USB 2.0 PCI Card and XP SP2.
by chuckieu / December 11, 2004 2:22 AM PST

Also, look at cards that have USB 2.0 AND 1394(firewire). That's your best bet. chuck

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Re: Firewire/USB 2.0 PCI Card and XP SP2.
by sail4evr / December 13, 2004 6:29 AM PST

There ae also pci cards that support firewire 800 as well as 1394 now. plan ahead

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brand recommendation?
by brian-the-red / November 29, 2005 2:29 AM PST

I'd like to get a dual firewire/USB2 card with 3-5 ports for my Dell Demensions 8100; any brand recommendations, or anything I should stay away from? I'm clueless in this area.

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I use cards from ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2005 2:44 AM PST
In reply to: brand recommendation?

newegg.com and geeks.com, I've yet to have a bum one but some need install support. If so, look at the Belkin line.

Bob

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You might consider front panel headers...
by martylk2 / November 29, 2005 7:52 AM PST
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in the card. They're hard to find but if you ever wanted to uset front USB and Firewire connectors a card that has headers would be needed.

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