FW400 or USB

Discussion in 'iPod' started by acarle208, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Just wondering if i shuld use Firewire 400 or USB for iTunes syncing my iPod?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Either will work (if your iPod supports firewire).

    You shouldn't notice much of a difference as the available bandwidth on either port will not be utilized to full potential.
  3. macrumors 603


    Not sure about the Mini but the Nano 3G doesn't support FW except for charging.
  4. macrumors member


    if you can i would us fw because in my experience fw is faster for larger transfers
    (i believe it can sustain a faster speed for longer than usb)
  5. macrumors member

    thanks everyone.
  6. macrumors member

    Which is fastest(not for iPod)?
  7. macrumors 6502

    FW400, because it's always constant data speed and USB will differ in speeds.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Honestly, I say just pick one and use it. You're not going to notice a difference.
  9. macrumors 6502

    but USB will get 480mbps at maximun speed while firewire 400 is max.
    am i right ??
  10. macrumors 6502

    Correct, but USB is not always sustained 480. It has to share it bandwith with other ports, where as FireWire has 400mbps for every single port. And it's always 400 mpbs. USB 99% of the time is going much and much slower.

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