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Does the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 have a firewire port?

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May 10, 2012 11:54:13 AM

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.
a b V Motherboard
May 10, 2012 12:06:39 PM

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
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Express-FireWire-Ada...

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.
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May 10, 2012 12:14:15 PM

Oh, ok, thanks. What does firewire do? and I have this plug coming from my case that says serial ata cable on the side
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a b V Motherboard
May 10, 2012 12:36:24 PM

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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