Is there a firewire equivalent of a USB memory stick?
August 29, 2007 11:46 AM   Subscribe

Is there a firewire equivalent of a USB memory stick?

That is, something flash memory based that would automount on a windows PC as a mass storage device but that had a 6- or 4-pin firewire connector instead of a USB connector?
posted by GuyZero to Technology (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I wasn't aware of them until just now, but Kanguru apparently makes one called FireFlash, available up to 8 GB capacity.

Note that these MUST BE 6-pin connectors, as the 4-pin variant does not provide even a shred of power, and thus the memory controller could not run.

You can also, of course, put a CF card in a firewire reader and achieve the same effect, but bulkier.
posted by Myself at 11:52 AM on August 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


I hate it when I get nothing from Google but when someone posts the right keywork combination the answer pops up right on top. Seems to be the only one too. Thanks!
posted by GuyZero at 11:56 AM on August 29, 2007


Why if it must be a 6-pin connection do they include a 6 to 4-pin converter?
posted by deadfather at 12:48 PM on August 29, 2007


Ah, nevermind. In the manual it says that the 6 to 4-pin converter relies on a USB power supply. That must be quite a dongle.
posted by deadfather at 12:50 PM on August 29, 2007


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