Does Firewire brand matter?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Pngwyn, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Pngwyn macrumors regular

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    Basically I need to get a 9-4pin firewire cable for my MBP and I was just curious whether or not the brand of the wire is important (as some more popular brands may have better products).

    I was looking at this on amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OYZ2VY), and it saves me about $7, which isn't a ton, but might as well if there is no difference in quality of product.

    Anyone know?

    Also anyone know where I might find a cheap one in stores?
     
  2. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    There should be virtually no difference. Get the cheap cord.

    P-Worm
     
  3. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    The cable in the link looks fine.

    Personally I prefer the thick clear cables with silver metal braiding, they look nice when I've got 3 of them plugged into my FW HD and camera.

    I've also used the FW cable that came with my iSight for a laptop-external HD connection, and it's worked perfectly fine, even though it's thread thin, and just seems too delicate.
     

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