What's best for transfering video.. USB2.0 or Firewire?

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  2. cmsurfer

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    If you mean from a camcorder, Firewire.
     
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    Yeah, I meant video off a camcorder (MiniDV)
     
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    USB 2.0 can transfer data up to 480Mbps.
    Firewire can go up to 400Mbps.

    Either way is good.
     
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    In theory, yes. In reality, Firewire is faster.
     
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    :werd: USB is one of the worst technologies ever created (IMO).
     
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    lmao! I wouldn't go that far..lol

    I often get better speeds with USB2, but the problem I run into is the connection/speed isn't as stable as with Firewire.
     
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    :wtf:

    USB is one of the greatest inventions in the PC world, but i agree firewire is much faster for transfering files.
     
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    So what do you think is better for connecting mice, keyboards, card readers, webcams, etc. etc. etc.? :ugh:
     
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    PS2, serial, firewire, parallel port. The problem with USB is that every device on it needs some sort of driver that takes up way more CPU than it should. I have a USB mouse, but I attach it though a USB->PS2 adapter because I don't want my CPU being wasted on mouse drivers when it could be doing more important things.
     
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    Yeah, but how much is a mouse really taking out of your CPU? :ugh:
     
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    Not a whole lot, but it should be taking essentially none.
     

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