Originally Posted by 350X
What every happened to firewire? wasn't it suppose to kill off USB
IEEE-1394 a.k.a. Firewire is still popular with more technical users, and "creative" users that need lots of throughput and prefer external drives.
I think that USB2 won because it had a slightly bigger number, and people who didn't know the finer points of the two standards went for the bigger number. "It's 80 faster..." A shame really.
IMO, Firewire 800 is still plenty quick for most people's needs. I'm not seeing real big USB3 support, so I'm using my existing USB2 and IEEE-1394 stuff (and my GigE NAS) until Thunderbolt comes...if it comes in a big way...