Firewire and USB 2.0 Questions

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  1. UnseenShadow

    UnseenShadow Active Member

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    I have a Toshiba Tecra M4 in the mail and I'm trying to decide which connection I want for an External Harddrive...


    What which is faster? I know USB 2.0 is 480mbs/s but i heard it isnt always runing at that while FireWire is 400mbs/s always?


    What is the difference between i.Link and 1394a???


    any help would be greatly [size=-1]appreciated :)[/size]
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Firewire in the real world is faster

    /thread

    Edit: USB is more convenient if you need to use the drive on someone else's computer though.
     
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    but is there a difference between i.Link and 1394a
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Not that I know of - one's Sony, the other's Apple.

    Edit - sorry - firewire is Apple, I.Link is Sony.
     
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    ok thanks
     

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