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Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by Rower_CPU, May 23, 2002.
A little far fetched, but who knows...
More channel clearing?
Re: Firewire manufacturers clearing stock...Firewire 2 soon?
It doesn't follow that firewire manufacturers clearing stock means firewire 2 is coming anytime soon. After all, even after firewire 2 is introduced, there's three years of machines out there with firewire 1 on them, meaning the market for firwire 1 products is going to be larger than that for firewire 2 products for quite some time. Even if firewire 2 products will work with firewire 1 machines through backwards compatibility, as there would be no speed increase for their customers, they wouldn't feel pressure to get rid of all their firewire 1 products immediately. I'm not even sure firewire 2 devices are backwards compatible with a firewire 1 connection, though I'm pretty sure firewire 1 devices will work on a firewire 2 connection through an adadptor. its much mopre likely this simply means they have a bit of oversupply and are just getting rid of stock.
These are enclosures, though.
If they have new products coming out soon that maybe have both 1394 and 1394b, it would make sense to do this.
I don't seriously think this points to anything, but it's one possible interpretation.
Thats a good point, and one I hadn't thought of. But like you, I think its more likely a business decision than a sign of new hardawre coming.
i read somewhere that oxford may be updating their oxford 911 bridge chipset. since all the items you listed seem to involve ide to firewire conversion, this might be a sign of a updated bridge.