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)"