Firewire is faster than USB data transfer. FireWire 800 is faster than FireWire 400. USB 3 is faster than USB 2. SATA [& eSATA] is faster than FireWire and USB 3. This is in reference to the data transfer cables between a device and a computer.
eSATA is faster than FireWire and firewire is faster than USB.
There are two main differences between Firewire and USB. Firewire data transfer speeds are faster than USB. Also, Firewire uses a different connector than USB.
No. If they were, we wouldn't have replaced them. USB and FireWire are over 3000 times faster with the latest revisions.
eSATA is up to six times faster than USB or FireWire
Firewire is faster and more reliable than USB and equivalent in price to USB. However, USB is more widely used in PC's.
eSATA is the fastest of the three.
Your external USB drive only needs a cable.It's only going to be as fast as the bandwidth of a USB or USB 2.0 connection can be?
can you get a usb adapter for a firewire cable
Firewire 800USB 1.1 - 15 MbpsFireWire (1394a) - 400 MbpsUSB 2.0 - 480 MbpsFireWire 800 (1394b) - 800 MpbsSATA 1.5 - 1.5 GbpsSATA 3.0 - 3.0 Gbpsesata is much faster than firewire 800
Sata I would think.
FireWire offers a medium for data transfers from the computer (card) to an external device, such as hard drive. FireWire offers faster speeds than USB 2.0.
External serial ATA known as eSATA is up to six times faster than USB or Firewire.
True. Check page 397.
Firewire-to-Firewire: There are Firewire ports on both the computer and portable hard drive, plug the Firewire cord into the Firewire port on the computer and the Firewire port on the portable hard drive. Firewire-to-USB: There is either a USB port on the computer or the portable hard drive and a Firewire port on either the computer or the portable hard drive, in which case plug Firewire head into Firewire port and USB head into USB port. USB-to-USB: There are USB ports on both the computer and portable hard drive. Plug the USB heads into both the computer and portable hard drive USB ports. (I don't know if I'm allowed to post direct links to pictures, sorry if I'm not, no they aren't links to virus websites or otherwise)
they do have an adapter, but remember "only as good as your weakest link" the new standards for USB have met and even exceed the best firewire standard, i bought all the gear thinking it was faster, when i got my new machine last week it had the enhanced USB/SATA which smokes the firewire. i tested both.
Firewire is meant to be faster than USB 2.0, so devices that need a faster transfer rate etc external hard drives and video cameras use firewire to transfer and it can make a huge difference in performance time.
External serial ATA (eSATA) hard drives is up to six times faster than USB or FireWire.
Universal serial bus (USB) originally had 2 speeds: 12 Mps and 1.5 Mpgs. ( more info @ www.usb.org.) FireWire is similar to the USB but at a rate of 1.2 gigabits per second which is much faster.
Depending on what speed your infrared port is. It is normally faster to use a fire-wire port.
It is also knows as Firewire but it's not very common on a PC. It's not part of of the default plugs found at the back of a PC, though you can add a card with Firewire ports on it. In general though, USB is by far more common. In terms of performance, Firewire is faster than USB and USB2 ports, but slower than USB3 ports. Almost all PC peripherals use USB connections.
"Firewire" is the term used for a certain type of serial port on computers. Similar uses are USB. The Name is 1394 for "FireWire". The term firewire was meant to express that it was a faster connection than standard serial or parallel ports.
Esata is up to six times faster pg. 317 a+ guide to managing and maintaining
Usb 2.0 and usb 3.0 (new)