Hi and Welcome![QUOTE=sas84_heavyhitter;2482381]I am currently looking into purchasing a new laptop, and I’ll need to hook up my firewire audio interface to use in conjunction with it. As I am sure many of you know; many laptops don’t come with built in firewire ports.[/quote]There are still enough laptops on the market that have built-in firewire. Make sure it has a TI chipset.
Is getting a firewire to USB adapter (like the one’s seen on ebay for example); truly a solution to this problem
I wouldn’t trust such a converter. It’s performance will be worse than that of a real firewire controller.
If you don’t want to buy a laptop with built-in firewire, then get an add-on card with TI chipset, either ExpressCard or Cardbus, depending on what expansion port is available on your laptop.