How to Convert USB 2.0 to Firewire 400

Written by greyson ferguson | 13/05/2017
How to Convert USB 2.0 to Firewire 400
Convert a USB port to a firewire connection. (câble firewire image by yknups from

USB 2.0 is a data port connection that provides faster file transfers than the older USB 1.1. However, at times some electronic devices (such as video cameras) require a firewire 400 connection. This port looks similar to a USB port, except it has a curved side and a trident icon printed next to it. If your computer does not currently have a firewire 400 connection port you may convert one of the current USB 2.0 devices to the firewire connection.

Insert the firewire 400 to USB 2.0 adaptor into one of the USB ports on your computer.

Connect the firewire 400 cable into the open firewire 400 port on the adaptor.

Plug the opposite end of the firewire cable into the electronic device you are hooking up to the computer.

Power on the electronic device and, momentarily, the computer states it has detected a new camera or hardware device.

Things you need

  • FireWire 400 to USB 2.0 adaptor
  • FireWire cable

Show MoreHide

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.