Windows 10: 1394 (Firewire) Driver Solved

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  1.    02 Sep 2017 #31

    If memory serves, Apple invented FireWire along with several other vendors and wanted to charge a licensing fee per port which largely made USB more popular.

    A similar thing happened with Lightpeak, invented by Intel, but later picked up by Apple and called Thunderbolt.

    I may have the politics all wrong, but finance and marketing has a lot to do with getting the technologies adopted - leadership and better design doesn't always win out in the end.
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  2.    28 Sep 2017 #32

    CountMike said: View Post
    It developed at same time as USB as they are closely related.
    I guess the only option now for FireWire connectivity is a desktop with PCIe FW adapter? I have a PCMCIA FW adapter that I use with a software defined radio. The laptop crapped the bed and I've been looking for a solution. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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  3.    29 Sep 2017 #33

    Although I never had any Firwire adapters, I had some other cards made by Vantec and they were good: https://www.amazon.com/Vantec-3-Port.../dp/B004QY9IYA
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  4.    29 Sep 2017 #34

    If you are going to buy a PCIe card, make sure it has the T.I. chipset. Many Firewire devices will only work or work properly if the Firewire port has the T.I. Chipset.
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