5Words: The Next Firefox Nears Completion

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. tom b Says:

    “USB 3.0: really, really fast.” Has USB pulled ahead of Firewire 800?

  2. Bouke Timbermont Says:

    @Tom: are you kidding? FireWire is still stuck at a theoretical 800Mb/s, and as far as I know, there are no plans to increase that in the near future.
    USB 3.0, now available on premium motherboards, offers a theoretical 4.8Gb/s throughput, resulting in a real 3.2Gb/s (=400MB/s) throughput.

  3. Tom B Says:

    That is 400 megaBYTES vs 800 megaBITS? I guess you answerd my question

  4. Bouke Timbermont Says:

    yes it is 😉 USB3 really changes the way we look at external drives: They can actually be just as fast as the internal ones!

  5. tom b Says:

    I agree with you that Apple does not seem to view Firewire as strategic– though it continues to be a great option for video transfer at least until this USB3 starts showing up on the shelves.

  6. Mike Says:

    so much better than IE

  7. heulenwolf Says:

    Technically, 3.0 is a number, not a word. That leaves room for a 3rd really in the title, don’t you think?