[Discovery] Want FireWire? Well You Can't Have It

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  1. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    I have not seen any threads on this, so please don't flame about me not searching.

    Remember before the latest MacBooks came out there were many complaints about how the MacBooks only supported FireWire 400 and many people wanted FireWire 800, well Apple has completely removed it

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    You might be thinking, "well what has FireWire done for us?"
    Well for one, FireWire is recommended for external HDD's as its transfer speed is quicker.
    The maximum speed on a USB 2.0 is 480M/sec.
    The maximum for FireWire 400 is 400M/Sec, however the transfer speed on FireWire is more sustained.
    FireWire 800 has a speed of 800M/sec

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    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    As an Apple technician, I'm very curious how in the hell I'm going to get these new devices into Target Disk Mode or even NetBoot them to my server in order to restore from a .dmg. Anyone? Please.
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    Well e-SATA would of been nice two, thats way faster then Firewire 800...
    were is a better question, why does it still have Ethernet port...
    I don't really no of any place that uses a cable connection on laptops, it has b/g/n what more do you need...
  5. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Oh god! I forgot about target disk mode!

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    That's pretty true, I think I used my Ethernet cable once when round a friend's house who had wifi, but the password for it was missing ¬_¬
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    I think someone mentioned that befoer, but oh well

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    That was a weird decision by Apple.

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    But it would be another bad idea to take away ethernet.
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    I'm sure there is a cable due to come out/ or is out?
  8. Meikura

    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    University students use ethernet. My apartment uses ethernet.
    Trust me, it's still very much in use.
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    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    get a USB to Firewire connector.
    USB's probably faster and more compatible anyway.
  10. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Did you not read the post?

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