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Old 07-17-2005, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My new case has a Firewire connection and cable, but my mobo doesn't have a firewire connection, just USB 2.0. Just wondering if there's any real difference that I'll see with firewire over the USB? I won't be doing anything too fancy over the connection. Also, does adding a PCI card to connect the firewire actually make any difference after the card passes the info from the firewire, through the card and the PCI slot?



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Old 07-17-2005, 12:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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USB is more widely used. firewire can be faster, but you're not going to find a lot of devices that use firewire

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Old 07-17-2005, 01:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ipods,and video cameras,external hard drives,and firewire flash drives if u have any of this u may want to get firewire but there are usb versions to all of this.
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