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Firewire Still Out There?


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:44 PM

Hello. My curernt laptop has a firewire/esata connection that I use to connect to my external harddrive backup. As I look for a new laptop, however, firewrire/estata does not seem to be around anymore. Is it still useful or has USB 3 replaced it?

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:00 PM

e-SATA it more common than firewire these days, but you can still find firewire, I think there was recently an update to it making it comparible if not faster than USB3.0.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:44 PM

I believe USB 3.0 was born directly as a result of firewire being faster than USB 2.0. I think USB 3.0 is faster.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

USB:
USB 1.1 = 12Mb/s
USB 2.0 = 480Mb/s
USB 3.0 = 600MB/s

Firewire:
IEEE 1394a (FireWire 400) = 400 Mb/s
IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) = 800 Mb/s

eSATA:
SATA (aka. SATA 150 or SATA/150) = 1.5Gb/s
SATA II (aka. SATA 300, SATA/300 or SATA 3) = 3.0Gb/s
SATA 6Gb/s = 6.0Gb/s

One drawback of eSATA, compared to USB 2.0 and FireWire is, it requires it's own power connector.
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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:38 AM

USB:
USB 1.1 = 12Mb/s
USB 2.0 = 480Mb/s
USB 3.0 = 600MB/s

Firewire:
IEEE 1394a (FireWire 400) = 400 Mb/s
IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) = 800 Mb/s

eSATA:
SATA (aka. SATA 150 or SATA/150) = 1.5Gb/s
SATA II (aka. SATA 300, SATA/300 or SATA 3) = 3.0Gb/s
SATA 6Gb/s = 6.0Gb/s

One drawback of eSATA, compared to USB 2.0 and FireWire is, it requires it's own power connector.

 

 

I stand corrected. Sorry about that GreenGiant117.


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