Connecting FW800 external storage drive to ExpressCard to USB 2.0? Tags: Configuration External Storage USB Windows 7 Last response: September 7, 2012 2:24 AM in Windows 7 Share sin22 August 20, 2012 9:53:50 PM Hello, This may be a dumb question, but I have a FW800 external storage drive and only usb 2.0 ports on my laptop. Would it be possible to use a laptop ExpressCard with a FW800 port plugged into a USB ExpressCard adapter? If it does work, would I see any of the FW800 speeds or get capped by the USB 2.0 port? More about : connecting fw800 external storage drive expresscard usb kenrivers a b $ Windows 7 August 22, 2012 4:14:21 AM Below are links you might find useful. Yes, the FW800 speed will be reduced by the USB 2.0 port. I can't answer the question about a "...laptop ExpressCard...? but it sounds like that would be asking for trouble. http://www.amazon.com/Sima-SUO-200-Multi-Cable-Firewire... http://www.google.com/search?q=%E2%80%A2Sima+SUO-200+US... http://www.simaproducts.com/products/product_detail.php... sin22 August 23, 2012 8:57:00 PM Ya on second thought, it does sound like trouble. Thanks for the links. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kenrivers a b $ Windows 7 September 7, 2012 2:24:21 AM You can purchase Firewire 800 express card adapters from these resellers: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dynex%26%23153%3B---FireWir... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/545336-REG/Sonnet... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/851299-REG/SIIG_N... This will allow you to connect the firewire 800 drive to your laptop via the express card adapter without the need to use USB ports. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumexternal drive - Firewire vs USB vs ESata Forum* DV 9000 hp laptop with external Esata II hard drive , ExpressCard * ForumThecus Brings SATA to External Storage ForumExternal hard drive choice: eSATA or ( USB 3.0+EC) ForumNeed External power for ExpressCard 3.0 USB ForumExternal graphics card in thunderbolt ForumExternal Graphics Card For Laptop - With ExpressCard Adapter? ForumUSB 3.0 Expresscard and HDD Issue ForumExpressCard SSD - new model releases ForumPractical performance of ExpressCard ? ForumSlow usb 3.0 external hard drive . wtf? ForumUpdating SATA3 SSD via laptop eSATA2 ExpressCard or USB2/USB 3 adaptors Forum1 Terabyte External Hardrive Question ForumSSD plus 1 HDD vs. 2 HDDs in RAID 0 or use external drives for video editing on Forumexternal drive charts ForumUSB 2.0 ide hard drive external kit - can I use with old ".. ForumWhy did Bill Gates invent Windows? ForumBacking Up Encrypted Drive ForumPresario f700 sound drive Forum945gc-l audio drive down load More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !