What is firewire ?

  ronalddonald 16:13 23 Apr 2008

Hi to everyoe on pc advisor, can anyone tell me what is and how does it function inside a pc, many thnak yous to all of you.

  johndrew 16:42 23 Apr 2008

Similar in some ways to USB, but this describes it click here

  Lee.C 16:44 23 Apr 2008


Firewire is similar to the USB connectors found on most hardware today.

When USB first came out it could only transfer data fairly slowly (compared to now).
As a result, hardware that required fast transfers used Firewire instead.

USB is now much faster and has become the norm for most hardware. But there are a few things that still use Firewire (video cameras mainly).

  wee eddie 20:33 23 Apr 2008

Firewire is faster, than USB, on large files like Movies and RAW Photos which can be many MB, even GB, in size.

USB appears to handle the smaller files at a much higher speed.

As with USB, there are several varieties, both in terms of Speed and Socket Size, of Firewire Connection

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