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Attach external hard drive

I have a firelite firewire external hard drive. The cable is a 6. It doesn't fit. I can't tell by looking at the pavilion dc4000 what size adapter cable I need. Can you tell me?

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Firewire adapters only fit into firewire sockets..if you don't have that upgrade, you most likely only have USB ports..

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