Firewire vs. USB

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  1. mclaurin10

    mclaurin10 New Member

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    Just a quick question as Im buying an external Hard drive and need to know which is better, Firewire 800 (400? my computer has both) or USB 2.0

    I guess by better I mean faster.
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    flattop95 New Member

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    go for firewire 800, even though usb 2.0 is really fast!
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  4. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    As your stating that you're confused and it's accidental, I'm sure you'll be fine.

    Although, this would in fact be an infraction, as you're posting an unapproved off-site link. For it to be approved, you must send a private message to bgizzle, and it will have a green check mark next to the link when approved.

    On topic, I would recommend Firewire.
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    im surprised about this. i thought USB was the best! but nope. well, when USB 3.0 comes out, using fibre optics, it would be amazingly fast
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    mclaurin10 New Member

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    any idea when that (USB 3.0 using Fiber-Optics) is coming out?

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