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    Firewire expresscard

    Hi,

    I have just purchased a new Dell laptop and will be using it for Djing/music production.

    The external sound card i intent on getting can run off of a 6 pin firewire connection which unfortunately is not built into the laptop; it only has a 4 pin connection.

    I was looking at Expresscards and wanted to know which one or brand i should go for.

    SiiG seem to be pretty good but hard to get hold of and expensive.

    Any suggestions?

    are the Lycom ones at Scan any good?

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    Re: Firewire expresscard

    you can get a 4 pin to 6 pin cable and it should work fine if the device has separate power supply. What sound card is it?

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    Re: Firewire expresscard

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    you can get a 4 pin to 6 pin cable and it should work fine if the device has separate power supply. What sound card is it?
    I was going to get a Presonus Firebox or an Edirol FA-66.

    I was kind of hoping to run it without the external power supply TBH.

    Am reading some worrying stuff about Expresscards incompatobility with Dell though so may purchase from soewhere where i can easily return.

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    Re: Firewire expresscard

    Try a 4pin to 6pin cable and see what power requirements the external box needs, you might be able to power it via a USB port perhaps?
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