is firewire 800 "better" than 400?
Old 29th November 2007
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is firewire 800 "better" than 400?

Hi,

I know I know, this is a tired thread but I can't seem to find a clear answer to whether Firewire 800 is better, faster, etc than 400.
I've been using a Glyph GT050 with Firewire 400 with my G5 Dual 2 (pre-intel) with no problems. But I have nothing to compare it to.
So, now that I need an additional drive I'm trying to decide on the Glyph quad drive with400, 800, usb2 and eSATA or stick with the tried and true GT050 series.
Anyone with experience with these formats please let me know what you think.

BTW, I'll be using the new drive exclusively for audio with DP5.1

thanks
Old 29th November 2007
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Originally Posted by dashamu View Post
Hi,

I know I know, this is a tired thread but I can't seem to find a clear answer to whether Firewire 800 is better, faster, etc than 400.
I've been using a Glyph GT050 with Firewire 400 with my G5 Dual 2 (pre-intel) with no problems. But I have nothing to compare it to.
So, now that I need an additional drive I'm trying to decide on the Glyph quad drive with400, 800, usb2 and eSATA or stick with the tried and true GT050 series.
Anyone with experience with these formats please let me know what you think.

BTW, I'll be using the new drive exclusively for audio with DP5.1

thanks
Faster, not better - but personally I've had more drives act flaky (losing connection and such) when using 800 than 400.
Old 29th November 2007
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Yeah i haven't done any scientific measurements but my 800 drives are noticeably faster when transferring files. I haven't had any connection problems with 800 vs 400. If it's not much more $ having the 800 is worth it IMO.

Tim
Old 29th November 2007
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Smile Yup

Yes it is! lol
Old 29th November 2007
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Faster, but to me no real point of getting it, Firewire 400 is good enough, if you want faster go with E Sata
Old 29th November 2007
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I had a firewire 800 drive, and I did notice better peformance with soft synths, it was a tad noticably better. But it flaked out alot, lost connection. So i now have a 800 to 400 connector and it hasn't acted up once. too bad
Old 29th November 2007
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yes... I think fw800 is 400 better than fw400.
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