Combining fireweire HDD with USB 3.0 Tags: USB3 Firewire Hard Drives External Hard Drive Storage Last response: November 9, 2011 1:28 AM in Storage Share leandrodafontoura a b G Storage November 7, 2011 7:06:47 PM I know that firewire external hard drives can be combined together. But can I combine it with a drive using USB 3.0 to comunicate with the PC? Im taking a look at the producsts below... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/770605-REG/LaCie_... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/772995-REG/G_Tech... So, my questions are the following.... 1)I know for a fact that I could get 2 LaCies drives and link them using firewire, but does the one drive that goes to the PC has to be firewire as well? Can it be usb 3.0 or maybe esata? 2)Nevertheless, lets consider that you have to use firewire, could I plug the G Drive to the LaCie? The G drive uses firewire to get its power, would it draw power from the LaCie? Thanks for the help. More about : combining fireweire hdd usb PhilFrisbie a b G Storage November 8, 2011 10:27:16 PM Those drives do not bridge Firewire to USB; you can only use on or the other, so: 1. Yes, both must use Firewire. 2. I do not know. m 0 l Pyree a b G Storage November 9, 2011 1:28:57 AM I don't even understand the 2nd question. Can you rephrase it? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedTIME SENSITIVE: Mobo has USB 3.0 non-internal but Case has USB 3.0 front panel & Mobo has Sata 3Gb/s but HDD is 6Gb/s Forum SolvedIs esata or usb 3.0 the better option for an external hdd on asrock 770 extreme3 Forum SolvedMotherboard USB 3.0 to WD External HDD USB 3.0 Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 500 GB external HDD on PS3? Forum SolvedAny benefit in removing a HDD from an USB 3.0 enclosure and using SATA instead? Forum SolvedHdd to Pc via Sata to usb 3.0 adapter/ kabel Forum SolvedI want a top quality reliablle 4 bay external hdd case which can handle 4 x 4tb hdd's and also offer e-sata as well as USB 3.0 Forum SolvedSDD HDD Not detected through SATA-USB 3.0 cable. Forum SolvedExt. HDD not working on USB2.0 but works fine on 3.0 Forum SolvedTrouble setting up software raid 1 with external usb 3.0 HDD's Forum Solvedcan i use Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 3TB USB 3.0 External HDD ? Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 External HDD stops working after a few minutes. Forum SolvedSlow USB 3.0 speeds from SATA 3 HDD Forum Solvedhow to usb 3.0 hdd with usb 2.0 input port Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 HDD with high Read/Write Speeds Forum HDD not read by usb 2.0 but it is in usb 3.0 Forum USB 3.0 HDD not recognized on USB 3.0 port but works fine on USB 2.0 ports Forum SolvedSamsung ODD to SSD, HDD or USB 3.0 Forum SolvedLaptop ODD replaced with a HDD or USB 3.0 Forum SolvedMy external WD HDD 3.0 USB isn't working. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !