Firewire 800

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ja Di ksw, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

    Apr 9, 2003
    Does anyone use it? What do you use it for? I use Firewire 400, but I don't have anything that can hook up to firewire 800. Unfortunately, you can't plug devices into both of them, like with USB and USB 2.

    Anyway, I'm just wondering what's out there. When I got my old Mac, I had no idea what Firewire 400 even was . . . . and then the original iPod came out. I'm sure you can imagine the rest.
  2. abrooks macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2004
    London, UK
    I use Firewire 800 for my Lacie drives, makes them incredibly responsive.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    Bay of Fundy
    I also use it for external storage. it was faster by far than the internal drive in my powerbook, and it is roughly the same speed as internal in my G5 (though a bit slower at writing)
  4. vkapoormd macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    i use it for an external backup LACIE hard drive which as USB2, FW 400/800; also use it to transfer files between my G5 and my PB.

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