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Firewire 400 to USB-C

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:31 pm
by Manike
I was watching a video on youtube with someone showing how to connect old firewire devices to usb-c.

I remember when using firewire 400/800 that you weren't supposed to hot swap them because you could blow the firewire buss. Is there any danger in hot swapping when using a firewire 400 through connector with usb-c?


Thanks!

Re: Firewire 400 to USB-C

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:19 pm
by shanabit
Id like to see this connector.

Re: Firewire 400 to USB-C

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:49 pm
by Manike

Re: Firewire 400 to USB-C

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:10 pm
by shanabit
I see, so its really going from T bolt 2 to FW at the end. Guys have been doing that for a while

Re: Firewire 400 to USB-C

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:46 pm
by Manike
Any clue about the hot-swapping?

Re: Firewire 400 to USB-C

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:57 pm
by shanabit
If you get a Kernel Panic that should tell ya its a bad idea. Im guessing it would be OK since its not going FW to FW off the MacPro so you are actually not even using the FW port on the Mac

Re: Firewire 400 to USB-C

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:17 pm
by Manike
I do love a good Kernel panic every so often :D

Re: Firewire 400 to USB-C

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:14 pm
by shanabit
Manike wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:17 pm
I do love a good Kernel panic every so often :D
:lol: :D