firewire - USB FireWire 1.1 2.0 400 800 Data transfer rate...

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The original FireWire specification, FireWire 400 (1394a), was faster than USB when it came out. FireWire 400 is still in use today and features: Transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps Maximum distance between devices of 4.5 meters (cable length) The release of USB 2.0 -- featuring transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps and up to 5 meters between devices -- closed the gap between these competing standards. But in 2002, FireWire 800 (1394b) started showing up in consumer devices, and USB 2.0 was left in the dust. FireWire 800 is capable of: Transfer rates up to 800 Mbps Maximum distance between devices of 100 meters (cable length) The faster 1394b standard is backward-compatible with 1394a. Feature
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Unformatted text preview: USB FireWire 1.1 2.0 400 800 Data transfer rate 12 Mbps 480 Mbps 400 Mbps 800 Mbps Number of devices 127 127 63 63 Plug and play Yes Yes Yes Yes Hot-pluggable Yes Yes Yes Yes Isochronous devices Yes Yes Yes Yes Bus power Yes Yes Yes Yes Bus termination required No No No No Bus type Serial Serial Serial Serial Cable type Twisted pair (4 wires: 2 power, 1 twisted-pair set) Twisted pair (4 wires: 2 power, 1 twisted-pair set) Twisted pair (6 wires: 2 power, 2 twisted-pair sets) Twisted pair (8 wires: 2 power, 2 twisted-pair sets, 2 ground) Networkable Yes - host-based Yes - host-based Yes - peer-to-peer Yes - peer-to-peer Network topology Hub Hub Daisy chain Daisy chain...
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