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My preference is FireWire 800. Now what's yours?

asked Jun 20 '12 at 21:59

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edited Jun 28 '12 at 16:04

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USB over here since most of my computers have the port. Only my mac Mini and my precision 530 have a single firewire port on them. the others have USB 1.1-2.0 over here.

answered Jun 20 '12 at 22:25

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kk going to move to 3.0 oneday?

(Jun 20 '12 at 22:43) jacobthriller1982 jacobthriller1982's gravatar image

Only when I need to. Right not most of my machines are running 1.1 or 2.0 with the PCI cards that I have in them right now. No need to go to USB 3.0 yet for me anyways.

(Jun 21 '12 at 21:18) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

USB 3 all the way, I need to buy a PCI card with some ports, I only have 2.0 atm.

answered Jun 21 '12 at 21:33

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DJ Scooby Doo

USB 3.0 as it's faster and is backward capatable with 2.0 devices which are widely used, are there adapters for FireWire to USB 3.0? If so then that again makes USB 3.0 the better choice....or leave both in the dust with Thunderbolt lol

answered Jun 22 '12 at 00:07

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USB. Virtually nothing uses firewire. Firewire has gone the way of Zipdrives.

answered Jun 22 '12 at 12:33

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I disagree, some camcorders only have Firewire outputs and most video editing and data service people prefer to use firewire instead of USB.

(Jun 22 '12 at 16:08) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I agree with DJ Scooby Doo especially Camcorder. Since they have gone digital these days compared to what they had in the past with VHS, Betamax, super8 cassettes. Firewire would be the one that they would use depending on their set up at the office.

(Jun 22 '12 at 18:23) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image
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