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Firewire now legacy?

loby

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Jul 1, 2010
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With thunderbolt going to fiber optic, will we see firewire ports on new products?
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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It's not Thunderbolt that will relegate firewire to "legacy" status, it's the improvements in -USB-, such as USB3, which should be on the new Macs with the Ivy Bridge chipset.

Doesn't USB 3 provide improved handling of data "over the bus", as well as updated speeds?
 
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edk99

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May 27, 2009
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I can't see firewire existing to much longer. It would not be a shocker if the firewire port got axed on the new MBP's.

The only external drives I buy now a days are USB3. I don't even bother with firewire anymore as I'm pretty confident the new MBP will have USB3 then firewire.
 
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