How to Connect to new Laptop

I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite laptop (P55W-B5318 with Windows 8.1), and I am not sure how to connect my WD external hardrive. Previously, I used a FireWire adapter card to connect (the laptop had a port for the adapter). I do not have access to that laptop anymore.

The new laptop only has USB ports and 1 HDMI port. I’ve read that there is no such thing as a functional FireWire to USB adapter. I tried using a microUSB to USB, and the microUSB doesn’t stay securaly connected to the hard drive (it’s a loose fit) and the laptop is not recognizing the drive.


I have everthing stored on the external hard drive and worry that I cannot access the information on it!!!

Thanks for ANY help. 


Can you please provide the model number of your drive to see what drive and connections you have available?

The model number is