Why is FireWire technology faster than USB?

Answer FireWire, built from the ground up for speed, uses a "Peer-to-Peer" architecture in which the peripherals are intelligent and can negotiate bus conflicts to determine which device can best control ... Read More »

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How much faster is FireWire than USB?

Even though FireWire has a slower interface than USB 2.0, FireWire is actually faster because of its architecture. With USB, the computer controls all the devices in the line. FireWire allows the d... Read More »

What is faster: Firewire 400 or USB 2.0?

USB 2.0 is faster than FireWire 400. USB 2.0 is capable of data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps, while FireWire 400 is capable of rates up to 400 Mbps.References:Intel: Universal Serial Bus (USB) Fre... Read More »

What is faster: FireWire or USB 2.0?

According to J. D. Biersdorfer's "iPod & iTunes: the Missing Manual," USB 2.0 transfers data faster than FireWire. USB 2.0 transfers at 480 megabits per second, or 60 megabytes per second. FireWire... Read More »

Is Firewire 800 faster than USB 2.0?

On One Hand: USB 2.0 is fastUSB 2.0 is the highly successful successor to the USB 1.1 standard. USB is typically used to connect computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice and memory sticks. The ... Read More »