FW800 vs. FW400?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by munckee, May 18, 2006.

  1. munckee macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking for an external enclosure. Is there really a big enough difference between the two to warrant the extra cost? I don't generallyl work off my external (I keep my itunes library there); I use it more as a backup system.

    Thanks!
     
  2. adk macrumors 68000

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    if you keep your itunes library on there FW800 is definitely worth the extra cost.
     
  3. starnox macrumors 6502

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    FW800 isn't needed for your iTunes library. I use FW400 on mine and I get transfer rates of about 8MB a sec. No song in your library is going to need that sort of transfer rate.
     
  4. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    What he said. If you are working with digital video, especially HD stuff, then get the FW800. Otherwise FW400 is more than adequate.
     
  5. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks guys. It sounds like FW400 will be more than adequate for me.
     

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