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... m 0 l sin22 August 23, 2012 8:57:00 PM Ya on second thought, it does sound like trouble. Thanks for the links. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Toshiba 1TB CANVIO Basics USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive-E05A100BBU2XK (Storage) Forum Connecting from external hard drive (USB 2.0) to my television HDMI hub Forum SolvedVerbatim external hard drive USB2.0 1TB Forum Solvedwd elements 2tb external 2.0 hard drive usb logic board Forum SolvedHow to clone Hard drive to USB external partition storage Forum Connecting USB external drive to router kills my internet... Forum problems with my USB 2.0 external hard drive Forum I have installed windows 7 on a desktop and a 120 gig hard drive in a usb 20 external case, on the first plug in it detected t Forum trying to instal driver for Sonnic usb 2.0 portable external hard drive but it keep coming "no Driver" ? Forum USB External HDD will not Connect into my front usb 2.0 panel? Forum 2TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 Very Slow Transfer rate..Pleasee Heellpp Forum USB drive vs External drive Data Retention - Permanent storage Forum Usb driver for WD external mass storage drive windows xp Forum SolvedConnecting multiple external hard drives to a usb hub Forum Can't access my Buffalo Drive Station External USB 2.0 Hard drive Forum using USB 2.0 hub for external hard drives Forum SolvedBoot failure when external USB 3.0 drive connected Forum Internal SATA II drive or External USB 3.0 drive for extra storage? Forum SolvedShould I use USB 3.0 hub to connect USB 2.0 External HDD? Forum Usb stick or External hdd drive for long term storage? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !