Does Firewire brand matter?

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

  1. Pngwyn macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    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 (, 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


    Jul 16, 2002
    Salt Lake City, UT
    There should be virtually no difference. Get the cheap cord.

  3. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    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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