Firewire Cards

  Ritchbee 13:16 19 Feb 2003
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Are they important to have on your machine.
What do they actually do ??.

  stlucia 13:30 19 Feb 2003

Firewire is another type of communication socket which is faster than the common parallel, serial, and USB sockets -- it is normally used for connecting a camera for downloading the pictures.

It's really only important if you have devices that need it: Printers, scanners, etc. generally run off the USB socket these days and their speed is generally dictated by the speed of the device itself, not the connection to the computer.

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