connecting firewire...... ???



Advid
07-10-2005, 01:29 AM
....I want to add an external hard disk and external DVD writer to my PC....
If these have a choice of either USB2 or Firewire - does one outweigh the
other ???

.... is firewire connection the same as USB (Win XP home) - ie... do I just
plug in and Win will see the 'extra' drives... or do I need any extra
software/CD to install it ????

BAR
07-10-2005, 01:29 AM
There is a pont in favour of Firewire [on some systems] in that it could be
faster.

However Universal Serial Bus is just that! Much more flexibility and
versatility!

"Advid" wrote:

> ....I want to add an external hard disk and external DVD writer to my PC....
> If these have a choice of either USB2 or Firewire - does one outweigh the
> other ???
>
> .... is firewire connection the same as USB (Win XP home) - ie... do I just
> plug in and Win will see the 'extra' drives... or do I need any extra
> software/CD to install it ????
>
>
>

wayne
07-10-2005, 01:29 AM
I have a CD burner and ran the Nero test using the burner on my
Firewire ports and the same test on USB 2.0 and the USB was faster!

I would just go with the USB 2.0

Wayne

BAR wrote:

> There is a pont in favour of Firewire [on some systems] in that it
> could be faster.
>
> However Universal Serial Bus is just that! Much more flexibility and
> versatility!
>
> "Advid" wrote:
>
> > ....I want to add an external hard disk and external DVD writer to
> > my PC.... If these have a choice of either USB2 or Firewire - does
> > one outweigh the other ???
> >
> > .... is firewire connection the same as USB (Win XP home) - ie...
> > do I just plug in and Win will see the 'extra' drives... or do I
> > need any extra software/CD to install it ????
> >
> >
> >


connecting firewire...... ???