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So, I was just messing around and noticed that I can plug a front panel FireWire port into a USB 2.0 internal header. Can I run a FireWire device off a port plugged into an internal USB 2.0 header?
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Would depend on the motherboard, but likely no. The pin count may be the same, but the pinout would likely be different.
 
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DON'T!!!!!! Firewire uses 12v and mixing the two will cause bad stuff to happen
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I figured it wouldn't work. I always assumed that most connections were keyed, so it was weird to discover that's not always the case.

I'd do it if I had some gear to spare biggrin.gif.
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