FireWire IEEE 1394

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

What is FireWire? It is very like USB but with higher bandwidth. It is designed to support digital camcorders, digital cameras, digital VCRs and anything needing speeding transfer. FireWire supports up to 400 megabits per second. Real power. Unfortunately Windows 2000 does not completely support IEEE 1394. It only supports devices that are OHCI ( Open Host Controller Interface) compatible. If a FireWire device is not on the HCL list, don't buy because it won't play.

Related tips:

1394 Trade Association
FireWire Watch
Adaptec's Firewire Products
Amazon's Firewire Products
IEEE 1394: The Time is Right for This Bus

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