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Old October 16th, 2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Kind of in a bind... external Firewire?

So I just got my laptop from HP in the mail after waiting about 2 weeks. So happy when i finally received it. However... noticed that they didnt install a firewire port. Which was shown in the picture, even in the manual. Its just not there. They didn't ask me if I wanted or didn't want it. So I just figured it was going to be on there. I don't feel like sending it back to HP and wait another 2-4 weeks for them to install one because I don't have a computer. Is there a such thing as an external firewire drive that will be compatible with Sony Vegas?
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Old October 16th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #2
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If your computer has an ExpressCard clot, you can get an ExpressCard adapter for firewire.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #3
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Hmm... I have a slot that says "SD-MS/Pro-MMC-XD" is that it?
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Old October 16th, 2009, 06:24 PM   #4
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No, that's for memory cards. It's either a 54mm or 34mm wide slot. What model computer do you have?
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Old October 16th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #5
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Its the HP Pavilion dv6t.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #6
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ok it does have an express card slot, but im not sure which size it is.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #7
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It's ExpressCard/54. So go out and buy yourself an ExpressCard/54 Firewire card.
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