Originally Posted by snipa
Correct me if I'm wrong but PCI bus is 32bits running at a minimum 33Mhz
Thats 1000MBits/s which is theoretically faster than either USB2.0 and Firewire B.
|Although the USB 2.0 is speedier than the FireWire, the latter beats it when used in high-speed storage devices. Probably, future products will unveil and use the full potential of the USB 2.0 bus. If we take only the storage devices sphere, the optimal solution would be a combo USB 2.0/FireWire -IDE bridge. In this case a user would get the maximum flexibility when choosing the ways of connection of data storage devices.|
Originally Posted by Tommi
They are more or less equal in performance. The most important differences are the following:
+ You can chain up to 63 firewire devices. No need for hubs.
+ You can connect a digital camcorder to a firewire connector (i.e. DV).
[size=4]- A real mess with 4, 6, and 9-pin connectors. Quote: "Where's the right cable?!?"[/SIZE]
- A real mess with names: Firewire = i.Link = IEEE 1394 = DV.