quick fire wire drive question

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  1. rezin

    rezin Put it in the air with the chronic/ My lyrics like

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    ok, in my class on Reason, the music software, the teacher said i need a fire wire drive (something like that). now what i'm wondering is, is there a reason i couldnt just use a usb thumb drive or something like that instead?

    it'll only be used on macs

    i know it's a dumb question but i don't know anything about fire wire
     
  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    firewire sockets are different shapes/sizes than usb
     
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    there's also capacity differences. Do you need more than a GB of space?
     
  4. rezin

    rezin Put it in the air with the chronic/ My lyrics like

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    i dont know for sure how much space i need,

    i know this is a dumb question but, macs do have usb ports right?
     
  5. rezin

    rezin Put it in the air with the chronic/ My lyrics like

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    ok, let me clarify this even a little more, does something exist that is essentially a usb thumb drive type thing, but with a firewire connection instead?
     
  6. Any machine that has Firewire has USB ports. It's probably a capacity issue, as music files get rather large.

    See if you can burn to a CD instead.
     
  7. rezin

    rezin Put it in the air with the chronic/ My lyrics like

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    thanks, i can burn to a cd but i'm gonna be working on this stuff a lot so that would get a little inconvenient,
     
  8. Well, a 10-20 gig portable drive won't cost much.
     
  9. rezin

    rezin Put it in the air with the chronic/ My lyrics like

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    that should be plenty of space, that's probably what i'll go for

    i have to say though, this was my first real experience using macs and iwas impressed. that toast burning program seemed insanely easy to use.

    i just dont know about that one button mouse. crazy
     
  10. Skoles

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    Seach online for an external drive bay. You won't pay more than $30 for a decent firewire one. Next find (either online or in stores) a cheap HD ~60gb that will run you probably around $50 or less w/rebates.

    Install the internal HD into the external HD bay kit for the win.

    Also look into a wireless mouse that uses a USB thumb sized reciever. Macs have USB ports on the keyboard so you can pop it in right there & voila! 3+ button mouse.
     
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    they don't make drives under 80gb any more. Most stores will still have some 40gb stock, although 60gbs were phased out a while ago.
     

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