New Firewire tech to offer 3.2Gb/sec

by admin December 17, 2007 at 6:14 pm

Sick of the time it takes to transfer data to your external hard drive? Well, the IEEE 1394 Trade Association may have the answer in the form of a new connectivity standard known officially as Firewire S3200.

Using the same physical connectors as the current Firewire 800 standard (so called due to the 800Mb/sec transfer rate), S3200 promises to shift data to and from external devices at an eye-watering 3.2Gb/sec. To put it into perspective, that’s the equivalent to a 4.7GB DVD ISO every 12 seconds.

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