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Hooking up My Book to my computer

I have a power cable- a USB cable and a Fire wire cable. My computer doesn't have an available fire wire port-Do I need both?

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Your MyBook has a choice of connections, either USB or firewire. You only want to connect the USB. Perhaps someday, you will want to connect to a computer with a firewire port, but without an available USB port, and your MyBook will be able to.

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