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Can I connect my M-Audio FireWire interface to a USB port with an adapter?
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Q: Can I use a FireWire to USB adapter to connect my M-Audio FireWire audio device to a USB port on my computer?

A: No.  M-Audio FireWire devices will only work when connected to a FireWire port.  Using a FireWire to USB adapater will not work.  If your computer does not have a FireWire port, you may be able to add one with a FireWire expansion card.  Refer to your computer's documentation for information on the types of available expansion ports (e.g. PCI, PCMCIA, PC Card, Express Card).

See this article for recommended FireWire expansion cards.