Firewire for Lite-on 851

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#1

Can I connect my Liteon 851 external drive to the FireWire port on my PC? USB 2.0 seems to be generally slagged off in these forums. What is the advantage of FireWire?

Thanks for any advice.


#2

See this thread for more info.

Although USB2 has a higher theoretical data rate than FW, the FW connection is actually better because it can sustain high data rates for long periods and you can ‘reserve’ bandwidth on the bus, which are quite important features for burning data. USB2 is questionable in this area.