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Is firewire or USB faster?

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03/16/2011

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.