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Old 03-09-2004, 09:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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USB 2.0 transfers up to 480Mbps I think. Firewire transfers at up to 400Mbps.

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i use firewire for transferring video from my dv camera, and i think my usb cable would melt if i tried to use it :P

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Old 03-09-2004, 09:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Don't forget, it's the default connection for those lovely little IPODS.....

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Old 03-09-2004, 10:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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One firwire host controller can support up to 63 firewire devices. IEEE1394.A which supports speeds of 100,200and400mbps . IEEE1394.B will supports up to 3.2gbps IEEE1394A allows cable lenght up to 4.5m.
IEEE1394.B extends the max.cable lenght to 100m.

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