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Thunderbolt ports on motherboards and Firewire Devices on Windows

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February 2, 2013 7:16:17 AM

Hi,

I am noticing that many motherboard are now not featuring Firewire which is a disaster for me as I have a external FW sound card.

I am thinking of building a mini itx system and wondered if it is possible to connect a FW soundcard to a Thunderbolt port using a converter such as

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MD464ZM/A/thunderbolt...

but on a Windows 7 64 system.

Is TB to FW a bad idea like USB to FW converters where you are not actually using the FW bus, just some dodgy conversion?

Any experiences?

Also any mini-itx boards with FW that could be reccommended would be great.

Thanks
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