IEEE 1394a Adapter

By Gerry K
Sep 20, 2007
  1. What is a IEEE1394a adapter and do I need it? I am going to purchase a new computer Dell Insprion 530 and this is one of the options that came up on the list.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Its firewire, and its only for firewire devices like some external drives as an example.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    Firewire. Not as commonly used as USB, but it has a faster throughput and is intelligent and a P2P networking system (internally between peripherals.) Apple invented it, but it is commonly found in video cameras, printers, and external hard drives.

    It is supposedly faster for transferring video data.
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