Firewire vs. USB 2.0
Posted on Jan 26, 2004 10:28 am
Member Since: Jan 20, 2004
Which is faster/better Firewire or USB 2.0?
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Jan 26, 2004 10:52 am Firewire is apparently slightly faster, but USB 2 is more common.
Jan 26, 2004 10:53 am I am not positive about this, but I do think USB2 has surpassed Firewire in speed...I might be wrong. USB1 is a dog tho...
Jan 26, 2004 10:58 am The reason why I ask: I am no longer looking a the Emagic EMI 6/2 m. Thank to God, I've come across a little more money to fool with.
Now I'm looking at the UA-1000 from Edirol. Man!! 10 ins and 10 outs. Price is about 700.
Any insight on this interface?
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Jan 26, 2004 09:55 pm I double checked and USB 2.0 is a bit faster then firewire, or so the article I read said. The Edirol is a good solid box from what I have seen so far. They had a driver issue which was resolved immediately upon release. They are teamed up with Roland as well as Microsoft and have been around for a good long time. So all in all I would suggest seeing if you can try one out at the local music store, or find a couple articles on it and see waht someone else says.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
The info I have on it is all via articles and I have not listened to one as of yet, so I can not give a personal opinion on it.
Jan 26, 2004 10:32 pm Yep, USB2 is a bit faster (480mb/sec vs 400mb/sec) but you also have to factor in that USB shares it's bandwidth with any other ports on the same hub, whereas firewire is generally used as a dedicated port, of course you can also dedicate a USB hub to only 1 peripheral. And since most newer computers have at minimum 2 hubs with 2-4 ports each, you still have a hub free for mice, keyboards, etc.
Since: Jul 02, 2003
WaltChief Cook and Bottle WasherMember
Jan 27, 2004 01:00 pm Always wondered bout that. Firewire always seemed a bit faster on my system then USB2. Makes sense; the sharing and all.
Since: May 10, 2002
Jan 27, 2004 06:13 pm Yeah, that's what I meant by Firewire being a bit faster performance-wise, although not in theory.
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