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Purchasing new computer. Need firewire connection for Presonus Firestudio Project.

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asked Sep 11 in FireStudio Series by tcolton5 (120 points)
Hello. I'm thinking about purchasing a new computer but most computers do not have firewire or express slots for connections. I was thinking about buying a PC tower so I can install what I need to make my Firestudio work properly. What do I need to install to make that work?

Thanks!

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answered Sep 15 by shawnlutz (670 points)
FireWire is close to being dead, it would be like buying a new PC and installing windows 98 on it :) . Why not get a new machine with Thundebolt 3 which is FAST.transfer speed of 40gbps. Even USB 3 and 3.1 are faster than both flavors of FireWire. Just make sure you buy a PC with a motherboard that supports Thunderbolt and has a free PCIe slot to install the TB3 card.
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