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Firewire is your friend

By Jakob Jelling
Snapjunky.com

FireWire is an external device used to transfer high amounts of data. This device was invented by Apple and is also known as the IEEE 1394 since it is the standard to which it belongs. This way, we could say that FireWire is the Apple version of the IEEE 1394 and the most known one as well, in such a way that usually those terms are used as synonymous.

Although FireWire is the most usual denomination under which this device is known, there also are some other names sometimes given to it. Among the other names by which FireWire might be referred to there is not only the IEEE 1394 but also High Performance Serial Bus. This way, any of these three denominations refer to this same device, and using any of them would be correct.

A FireWire can not only transmit data at a speed of a minimum of 400 megabits per second but also can be connected to more than 60 other devices. This way, a FireWire can manage a high amount of different tasks and complete them all very fast and efficiently. Among the many different types of data it would be able to transmit, an example would be DV digital video, which is usually transmitted from camcorders into PCS or Macs with the help of a FireWire, a task which would not be able to be achieved without this help.

Whenever you need to transmit data from one external peripheral to another or between audio or video devices, the FireWire would allow you to achieve the task quickly and without loosing quality. This way, if you need to transmit a high amount of digital data from one device to another you could easily achieve it by using this standard device.

If, for example, you wished to transfer video from a camcorder to a PC, you would probably need to count with the help of a FireWire. This device would allow you to transfer such digital data in a high quality. This way, a FireWire is a great help and a good friend to anyone who needs to transmit data between devices.

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