Does the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 have a firewire port?

I have an ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 motherboard and I'm just wondering because I have this plug named 1394 and somebody said it had to go into a firewire or a port named 1394 or ieee1394 and I can't find it anywhere. Please help.
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  1. This board does not have a Firewire port (aka 1394/ieee1394). This port is largely being phased out in favor of USB.
    You can find 3rd party PCI/PCI-E Firewire cards though, for pretty cheap that will work in almost all motherboards.

    This is just 1 example

    There are 1394a and 1394b, which are backwards compatible with each other (all speed related). But more importantly if you have a device with 1394b, you should get a 1394b card so you can go faster.
  2. Oh, ok, thanks. What does firewire do? and I have this plug coming from my case that says serial ata cable on the side
  3. Firewire is a means of transferring data. It's very very similar to USB.

    Serial ATA (SATA) is not too dissimilar, but it's typically reserved for HDD/SSD/CD/DVD-ROMs. SATA doesn't factor into this discussion, based on what you put in your original post...
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