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Re: If you're interested in seeing USB 2.0 support....



And of course, just as USB caught up to Firewire speeds with version 2, the 
next version of Firewire is 3.2 gbps.

That'll be great for networking close machines together. :-)


On Sunday 16 December 2001 13:14, you wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Dec 2001 11:30:41 +0100 (CET)
>
> Dries Schellekens <gwyllion_(_at_)_ace_(_dot_)_ulyssis_(_dot_)_org> wrote:
> > Are there plans to support IEEE 1394 (Firewire, iLink, ...)?
> > In combination with raidframe you can build yourself a nice cheap massive
> > storage system.
> > I haven't seen USB 2.0 HDs, but my father has a Matrox 80 Gb firewire HD
> > attached to his B/W G3 and it's pretty fast.
>
> And 1394 is here to stay because it doesn't rely on CPU power, let alone
> its long established stability and wide applications.  Professionals
> prefer 1394 to any USB for the same reason they prefer OpenBSD to other
> CPU power-hungry OSes, given similar throughput.  I think USB is a
> design, as Windoze upgrade, to trick people into chasing after most
> expensive new CPUs. However, for the same reason of OBSD project
> resource limitation, we'd use 1394 on FreeBSD first.  Here is a link:
> http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~clover/ieee1394/