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Old 4th August 2005
Gear Maniac
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the USB 2.0 spec is 480Mbits/second, while the Firewire400 spec is 400Mbits/second. Firewire800, is, of course, 800Mbits/second... we use Firewire 800 drives all the time here at our studio, they work great, with Macs.

I don't think I've ever seen anyone with a USB 2.0 drive. USB 1.0 maybe. Just don't see them around. I'd say firewire is here to stay. Rock solid! (with Macs anyway)