USB / Firewire

By jesteraver
Jun 5, 2005
  1. I know there's a new version of Firewire out; 1394b. I know there's USB 2.0, when USB 3.0 going to come and match the 800 mb/s?

    Off topic. If I use a 2 gb USB driver and install Windows XP on it will my computer be able to run off it or it depends on the Motherboard?
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    don't worry, firewire is way better than usb 2.

    and yes, that depends on the motherboard for booting to it...
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,080   +14

    Firewire never really caught on with me. Almost every peripheral I have is USB. I don't need flaming external speeds as I don't have an external hard disk. All my HDs are internal and I always make sure I have 2 of them in each computer I have.
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,622   +400

    I use both USB 1.1 and 2.0 and Firewire 400 regularly (almost daily). I don't have any Firewire 800 devices so I don't have much experience with it. Problem is this isn't usually where the bottleneck lies.
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