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Old 05-27-2014, 05:46 PM   #3
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I highly doubt this will work, because the USB to ExpressCard adapter's page says
Simple adapter from USB 2.0 to ExpressCard (34mm) interface. Adapter can be used with Express cards, which do not need connection to PCI bus interface.
(emphasis added)
Also, the FAQ section on that page:
Question: Why doesn't work all Express Cards in that device?
Answer: It supports Express Cards with "USB based" standard only. If not, there is no possiblity to run that Express Card through this device. Find out standard of Express Card you want before you buy it.
All of the listed devices can operate via USB - modems, GPS are either native USB or emulated serial ports on USB, and storage/optical drives can be bridged to USB. There's no bridge from Firewire to USB* otherwise we wouldn't have this problem to begin with. :)

The Firewire ExpressCard most certainly connects to the PCI bus, so it's veryunlikely to work.

* There was a USB to DV adapter made, but it was quite unreliable and didn't last long in the market.
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