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-- About Firewire Cables --

Firewire is another term for the IEEE 1394 interface. IEEE 1394 has been around for many years and has a few different versions available to the consumer. The IEEE 1394 versions are: Firewire 400, Firewire 800, and Firewire S800T. Firewire is an alternative to USB in many media and storage applications. Firewire 800 offers a maximum transfer rate almost double what USB 2.0 offers. Firewire S800T is a new port specification which offers Firewire over the same connectors that Category 5e cable use as specified in IEEE 802.3 clause 40. Firewire S800T is not widely used. The most commonly used of the three is the Firewire 800, especially with Apple products. The name Firewire was coined by Apple Inc.

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