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 What Is FireWire?

This article provides a good a to z description of Firewire.

"FireWire is Apple's branded name for a high-speed data serial bus they developed. Also known as IEEE-1394, this digital interface technology can move data up to 400 megabits per second (Mbps). A more recent version of this standard, FireWire 800, is capable of speeds up to 800 Mbps. Common uses for FireWire include data transfers with external hard drives, DV camcorders, webcams, and Apple's own iPod digital music player. Up to 63 FireWire devices can be connected and recognized at once. Sony has branded this technology as iLink, which also adheres to the IEEE-1394 standard."
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 (Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 28, 2005 )

  


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