Hi.Hoping that santa will bring me a new external HDD for backup purposes.I'm using windows 7 home premium.
Just thinking of my best option to get,Would it be the 1st option for a firewire or a 2nd option an USB connection for this new HDD.
Is it possible,I have a firewire connection socket on the rear of my desktop.
Any thoughts on that please.
I believe Firewire was developed by Apple and used primarily for video. It was adopted by Microsoft as the easiest way of getting video from a camcorder into Windows as the earlier camcorders only had a firewire interface probably as, at the time, USB 1 was the only USB standard that was available and it was too slow for streaming video.
With the advent of USB2 and USB3 camcorders became increasingly fitted with a USB interface and firewire is gradually being phased out. I think you will struggle to find an external HDD with a firewire interface and would advise USB anyway in view of the fact that its becoming a universal standard at the expense of firewire.
Many thanks all,Sorry for delay in replying.had my granddaughter for a sleepover.
The info provided looks as it will have to be an USB connection.
Have to find an ideal external HDD next.
Most grateful for all the help from this forum.
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