usb 2.0 and firewire adpter with Flex 3000 fast enough?

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I am looking at purchasing a 3000 as a step up from the 1500. Older posts say the USB to Firewire adapter is too slow. But that was back in the day of USB 1.0.  2.0 is far faster and I am wondering if with the increased speed of 2.0 the USB to Fire wire adapter would work? Its difficult find a PC with it and requires an older laptop or desktop with an internal adapter. I have Lenovo M72 mini I really like and don't want to change it out. I am not averse to buying a USB 3.0 machine if that would work too. Advice, suggestions?

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There isn't an alternative solution to using the FLEX-5000 and FLEX-3000 with a non-native Firewire interface.  It will just not work if the 1394 bus is being emulated by a different physical interface.  It will also not work if the FIrewire interface is not 100% IEEE 1394 compliant too.  The only thing I have heard might work is a Thunderbolt interface with the Firewire connector.