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How can i connect Firebox Firewire to my laptopn(Which doesn't have firewire inputs)
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zoobooboozoo
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Hi all,
I know this is an AudioBox forum,
but I haven't found any forum that fits my FireBox question better so I hope it's OK I'm posting it here.

I've used FireBox for several years now with my PC, and now I want to use it with my laptop for gigs and on-the-road DAWing

The problem is my laptop doesn't have any FireWire inputs in it,
is there an adapter I can get or a PCMCIA card? how can I make sure it would fit both my
Firebox & Lenovo G570(4334)?

Thx In Advance, ZBBZ.
cristofe
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There is no such thing as a USB to firewire adapter but if you have a card slot that will work fine. BUT you just must make sure the card you use is one known to work. Generally cards that use TI chipsets just plain work. But here is the list of known compatible firewire chipsets:

http://www.presonus.com/uploads/products/media/fil...pset_Compatibility_7-25-12.pdf

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zoobooboozoo
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Thx cristofe for the info, the link is borken though

other than that: do you have any idea how can I find ouy about my laptop?
there's no big PCI slot like in other laptops, but the manual says there's a PCIe Mini or something?
I dunno...
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That sounds like a pc express slot......what is the make and model of your laptop?

Yes, that link is broken. They are in process of migrating to new forums so this happens
sometimes. Try this one:

http://www.presonus.com/uploads/products/media/files/PreSonus_FireWire_Chipset_Compatibility_7-25-12.pdf

PC'S: HP XW6000 Dual 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Processors, 8GB RAM WinXP SP2
HP 6005 Pro AMD Athalon X2 B24 3.0Ghz Processor, 4GB RAM Win8 Pro
HP Compaq NC6320 Laptop Intel Core2Duo 2.0Ghz Processor 3GB RAM Win7 Ult
Dell Latitude E4310 Laptop Intel i5 2.67Ghz Processor 4GB RAM Win7 Pro x32

Audio Interfaces: Terratec EWS88MT PCI (2), Audiobox 1818VSL USB & FP10 Firewire, Steinberg MI4 USB, Line 6 Toneport GX & PodXT, Roland GS-10, NI Rig Kontrol 3

Monitors: Yamaha HS50M's

DAWS/VST Hosts: S1 Professional, Plogue Bidule, Xlutop Chainer, Sieb VSTHost & Savihost

Hardware Synthesizers: Roland SH-32 & XV-3080 RedSound Darkstar XP2, Novation X-Station, Yamaha AN200, M-Audio Venom

Hardware Controllers: JL Cooper CS-10 Control Surface, Yamaha EZ-EG, Dillion Les Paul style acoustic electric guitar with Roland GK-3 pickup and GI-20 converter.

The Rest: Guitars, Amps, Stompboxes, Mics, Outboard Gear, VST plugins...too much to list!
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zoobooboozoo
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The laptop is a Lenovo g570
cristofe
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I'm not familiar with that model but from what I can find online it does not look like it has a card slot.
If that is the case, you will not be able to use the firebox with this laptop.

PC'S: HP XW6000 Dual 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Processors, 8GB RAM WinXP SP2
HP 6005 Pro AMD Athalon X2 B24 3.0Ghz Processor, 4GB RAM Win8 Pro
HP Compaq NC6320 Laptop Intel Core2Duo 2.0Ghz Processor 3GB RAM Win7 Ult
Dell Latitude E4310 Laptop Intel i5 2.67Ghz Processor 4GB RAM Win7 Pro x32

Audio Interfaces: Terratec EWS88MT PCI (2), Audiobox 1818VSL USB & FP10 Firewire, Steinberg MI4 USB, Line 6 Toneport GX & PodXT, Roland GS-10, NI Rig Kontrol 3

Monitors: Yamaha HS50M's

DAWS/VST Hosts: S1 Professional, Plogue Bidule, Xlutop Chainer, Sieb VSTHost & Savihost

Hardware Synthesizers: Roland SH-32 & XV-3080 RedSound Darkstar XP2, Novation X-Station, Yamaha AN200, M-Audio Venom

Hardware Controllers: JL Cooper CS-10 Control Surface, Yamaha EZ-EG, Dillion Les Paul style acoustic electric guitar with Roland GK-3 pickup and GI-20 converter.

The Rest: Guitars, Amps, Stompboxes, Mics, Outboard Gear, VST plugins...too much to list!
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Hey, It looks like it DOES have the port:
http://www.cnet.com/laptops/lenovo-essential-g570/4507-3121_7-34479220.html

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zoobooboozoo
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That's another model unfortunately.
This model has a pentium dual core cpu...
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And that's one the many problems we face from the pc manufacturers. Even tho the model number may remain the same they often change components.

PC'S: HP XW6000 Dual 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Processors, 8GB RAM WinXP SP2
HP 6005 Pro AMD Athalon X2 B24 3.0Ghz Processor, 4GB RAM Win8 Pro
HP Compaq NC6320 Laptop Intel Core2Duo 2.0Ghz Processor 3GB RAM Win7 Ult
Dell Latitude E4310 Laptop Intel i5 2.67Ghz Processor 4GB RAM Win7 Pro x32

Audio Interfaces: Terratec EWS88MT PCI (2), Audiobox 1818VSL USB & FP10 Firewire, Steinberg MI4 USB, Line 6 Toneport GX & PodXT, Roland GS-10, NI Rig Kontrol 3

Monitors: Yamaha HS50M's

DAWS/VST Hosts: S1 Professional, Plogue Bidule, Xlutop Chainer, Sieb VSTHost & Savihost

Hardware Synthesizers: Roland SH-32 & XV-3080 RedSound Darkstar XP2, Novation X-Station, Yamaha AN200, M-Audio Venom

Hardware Controllers: JL Cooper CS-10 Control Surface, Yamaha EZ-EG, Dillion Les Paul style acoustic electric guitar with Roland GK-3 pickup and GI-20 converter.

The Rest: Guitars, Amps, Stompboxes, Mics, Outboard Gear, VST plugins...too much to list!
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zoobooboozoo
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Indeed...
 
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