I had obtained the impression from reading some reviews that firewire is a much speedier method of backing up to an external hard disk than using usb.
However on looking up the Western Digital website for details of their wdg1c5000 My Book External Drive it states that the transfer rates are 400 Mbits/s (max) for Firewire and 480 Mbits/s (max) for usb 2.0.
So what is the point of using firewire if it is not faster ?
There is no difference with My JVC camcorder. only differens is that with my version of Pinnacle. The Firewire Connection picture turns my camera on and off It's like using on off button on the camcorder
firewire is better and faster and uses a lot less cpu overhead ,that said usb2 on a modern machine will show no differance worth mentioning and is much more universally accepted.I use firewire & scsi both superior but I fear both will die out ,firewire now that the Ipod no longer uses it and scsi due to cost.