You find plea after plea about USB. And the forum sticky is all over this with "use firewire." The 4 pin Firewire cables are easy to find at amazon.com or other places. I paid little for mine at http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=F3N402-03-ICE-DT&cat=CBL but when I got mine it was the plain black one for half that.
Bob