Thanks for the info man. You just convinced me to go buy a firewire card. :tup:mikegekko said:USB 2.0 is still significantly slower then firewire on constant rate transfers like from camcorders, HDD etc ..
5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 33% faster than USB 2.0
160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 70% faster than USB 2.0
5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 16% faster than USB 2.0
160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 48% faster than USB 2.0
Yes, USB is technically rated at 480M vs. Firewires 400M, but USB can only run at the 480M for the first few bytes transferred, then it dies, it cant handle a steady load like firewire can. Do some quick research. I hate USB, it was outdated when it was released, and its sole purpose was to create yet another cheezy interface so manufacturers could sell us more stuff that already worked fine as it was, god forbid MS ever use someone elses good technology (Apple Firewire) they insist upon making there own. Then they got so much crap about it being slow they tried to fix it with USB 2.0, but in microsofts short sightedness of the initial 1.0 spec it isnt capable of being any better than it is.