An alternative some types of SCSI and USBperipherals, Firewire (IEEE 1394) is a communication standard that provides connectivity at transfer rates up to 400 Mbps (Megabits). Already consider to be a high capacity bandwidth carrier, newer specifications are planned to achieve 1600 Mbps. Firewire supports hot-sawpping and is used to connect external hard disk drives and other computer peripherals like digital cameras. The technology was developed by Apple and Texas Instruments.
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