Oh where, Oh where has firewire gone?
Is a pity that development stopped on this.
It's always to late that the world realises that a slightly more expensive solution that works for problem "a" and can work for problem "b" is better than a crap solution for "b" with continual upgrades.
Firewire 400 stomped all over usb2, and I have no doubt that Firewire 800 stomps all over usb3 in its native form (without all the recent additions to support "ncq" type extensions).
If the world had used Firewire in the first place, we'd be on Firewire 1600 by now, and heading towards firewire 3200 ....
But it's al ok, the world works with all these standards fragmentation with usb2, usb3, Firewire, esata & thunderbolt, and hdmi, and display port, and dvi ..... Have I missed anything.
One interface to rule them all! Bring on thunderbolt, or lightning, or whatever stupid name that Apple has renamed it in their marketing techno babble today.