Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by cleankutazn, Oct 12, 2007.
My external HD has both which one is faster?
Firewire 400 > USB2.0 for real world throughput
i didnt know there were different types of firewire mine says 1394
1394 refers to the IEEE 1394 standard which defines how Firewire works.
Firewire (400Mb/s) is about twice as fast as USB 2.0 (480Mb/s) in the real world. The peak transfer speed on USB 2.0 is faster, but it's much less likely to actually use it.
in other news, USB 3.0 is said to be 10x faster
wow, people who actually apreciate firewire. i never meet people like this in the real world...
firewire is faster, however, the Ti and NEC chipsets are so damn finicky (and they're the most popular) that it's almost always not worth the trouble for storage devices.
It's also said to not be on the market yet.
Heh. All the portable hard drives that my company owns (and there are plenty) have Firewire ports.
I think the main issue is that Firewire costs enough that most people don't bother with it. Companies can afford it, though.
Only useful for hard drives, though. That's a big mark against it.