I have a 2011 HP Pavillion DV7 laptop running windows 10 with Studio One installed. I have ports for eSata and USB 2.0 but no firewire port from the manufacturer. I have looked over numerous new computers and am failing to find any firewire availability. A new laptop isnt really in budget either. I have a RML32AI 32 channel rack mixer I would love to use with Studio One. What can I do short of either buying an older Firewire equipped laptop or PC. I have seen a few Fantom Drives external hard drives that provide FireWire ports on the external drive and connect to the laptop with eSata which provides faster transfer speeds than FireWire. I am uncertain if this will remedy my connection problem. What have other users done to connect FireWire hardware to more modern laptops and computers.
I hope you can help