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Oh... What the hell is a fire wire?

Discussion in 'UO Resources' started by kelmo, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
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    I know I could google it. It is more fun here.
     
  2. Barry Gibb

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    The hardest wire to ever plug in, because you need to wear an oven mit. :)

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
  3. Skylark SP

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    IEEE 1394, a/k/a firewire...before USB 2.0 came out, firewire was THE high speed way to go for peripherals. The problem I observed with it was that it was expensive, and no one seemed to want to write drivers for it.

    -Skylark
     
  4. UOKaiser

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    What Skylark said. Though many digital camcorders and cameras used it as the connection of choice some years back. Some still do.
     
  5. Shamus Turlough

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    Also another interesting tidbit. Firewire is actually an apple trademark. The connections you have on IBM-compatible motherboards and cards cannot be legally called firewire.

    Also, USB 2.0 is rated at 480 MB/sec, and Firewire is rated at 400 MB/second. You would think USB 2.0 is faster, but here is a study performed by Tom's Hardware, one of the more reputable sources for information on the internet.

    FireWire vs. USB 2.0 Hard Drive Performance Comparison Read and write tests to the same IDE hard drive connected using FireWire and then Hi-Speed USB 2.0 show:

    Read Test:
    • 5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 33% faster than USB 2.0
    • 160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 70% faster than USB 2.0
    Write Test:
    • 5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 16% faster than USB 2.0
    • 160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 48% faster than USB 2.0
     
  6. Maybe slap Kelmo with a fine?
     
  7. Sweeney

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    Kelmo's phone conversation:

    Kelmo: "So how's the weather? I could look outside, but this is more fun."
    *click*
    Kelmo: "Hello?"

    Ah it's been too long since I've trolled Kelmo, I feel better now.
     
  8. Ya... if he would quit calling 911 for the weather they wouldn't hang up so fast.
     
  9. kelmo

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    *grumbles*
     
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    Was another Apple idea that didn't take off due to its failure to become an industry norm.