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Re: So, um, Microsoft ended Firewire support in Windows 10 without warning...?

Postby Agharta » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:30 am

uselessoldman wrote:bit of a silly question since USB4 will incorporate thunderbolt which in turn has firewire compatibility built in by default. Why is this significant?
USB4 is very new so you will need a new computer to gain access.
TB3 support is optional with USB4 as are a number of other features.
Just because firewire can be supported electrically, surely that doesn't remove the requirement for software drivers to support it which is the issue being discussed here?
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Re: So, um, Microsoft ended Firewire support in Windows 10 without warning...?

Postby Johnsy » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:13 pm

Agharta wrote:USB4 is very new so you will need a new computer to gain access.

Not really - you can add an adapter card.
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Re: So, um, Microsoft ended Firewire support in Windows 10 without warning...?

Postby Agharta » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:01 am

Johnsy wrote:
Agharta wrote:USB4 is very new so you will need a new computer to gain access.

Not really - you can add an adapter card.

The context here is TB3 support via USB4 which complicates things considerably.
It’s rare enough to find boards that support TB3 adapter cards, so it will be interesting to see how TB3 via a USB4 adapter card pans out.
I am not holding my breath.
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Re: So, um, Microsoft ended Firewire support in Windows 10 without warning...?

Postby Johnsy » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:26 am

Agharta wrote:
The context here is TB3 support via USB4.

Yes, sorry, my mistake.
Should have read more carefully.
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