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Old 05-13-2004, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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USB's transfer rate is 480Mbps and the Firewire's is 400Mbps

How come firewire is faster than USB, I couldn't understand this.
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Old 05-13-2004, 09:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally posted by rajunpl
USB's transfer rate is 480Mbps and the Firewire's is 400Mbps

How come firewire is faster than USB, I couldn't understand this.
"FireWire, uses a "Peer-to-Peer" architecture in which the peripherals are intelligent and can negotiate bus conflicts to determine which device can best control a data transfer


Hi-Speed USB 2.0 uses a "Master-Slave" architecture in which the computer handles all arbitration functions and dictates data flow to, from and between the attached peripherals (adding additional system overhead and resulting in slower data flow control)"
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I think USB doesn't actually take use of all its bandwidth
ive seen that with USB v 1.0 it's supposed to have a bandwdith of 12MB/s but whenever my cable modem is connected with USB it only gets to 1.0MB/s
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