Firewire 1394 A or B

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  1. mikey.c macrumors member

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    Does my iMac G3 DV+ have Firewire 1394 A or B ?
    and what is the difference ?
     
  2. windowsblowsass macrumors 6502a

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    it depens i f you are reffering to a/b as the plug types or using them to desribe firewire 400 and 800. in either case youre imac as fire wire 400.
     
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...you have 1394A.....the difference (amongst other things) is speed - 1394a is up to 400mb/s where 1394B is up to 800...the connectors are different as well. 1394B has so far only been on the "pro" stuff - Powermac G5's and some newer Powerbooks....oh yeah!
     
  4. mikey.c thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm buying a DVD burner and an external case and the guy in the shop asked me if I have Firewire A or B, he said its $30 more if it's B.
     
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