Firewire S1600 S3200 cards

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rschultz0101, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. rschultz0101 macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2010
    it's been over 2 years !!!! NO NEWS ?!

    would like to buy firewire S3200 cards !!!

    like to see them in , mac, mini,macbook, pro, xserve.

    why: speed
    - backup
    - disc transfer
    - IP over firewire -> networking

    save time, time,....
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    With Lightpeak and USB 3, Firewire is on it's way out. I don't think it'll ever get past 800.
  3. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Until we know what lightpeek can really do and mean to us or bring to consumer products its all fancy tech speak. At least with FireWire S1600 & S3200 we can further daisy chain up to 100ft and also boot into Target mode. I really want to be able to connect a current Mac Mini or Mac Pro via firewire (& if need be via displayport) to the MacBook Pro and use dual computing and still have the input/output of the mini on my MacBook. But that's what the net is for.
  4. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    DapTechnology has been promising a late 2010 release for FW3200. What that will include, I have zero ideas.

    If you have a Mac Pro, you could just get an eSATA card
  5. rschultz0101 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2010
    it's not a substitute !!

    yes , I have 7TB,.... and I'd like to move the noise away.

    firewire gives you longer cables ! longer than esata, longer than USB 3.0
    firewire protocol is more solid, USB 3.0 will be peak, but in real live 1/2 speed.

    with firewire, you can do IP (ethernet) to do that with gigabit cards, gets expensive and complicated.

    external backup,.... speed.

    and all the mac's , mini, imac, etc, who don't have sata/esata are screwed !

    USB 3.0 will take most the cake,
    but firewire s3200 has more speed and more power, and longer cable.

    considering it's backwards compatible, no software needs to be rewrittten,
    and it should be chip compatible, it should be easy !!!

    not even the connector changed !

    I want one now ! take two !

  6. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    rschultz is right on the ball. I still think that S1600 an S3200 are way overdue though.
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    I like and use FW400 & FW800 devices when possible.

    Wish we would see the speed increased to 1600 and 3200.

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