Clickable Link: USB 2.0 Versus FireWire

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
Category: Archive

The always enlightening MacKiDo temple of knowledge has an interesting read about the upcoming struggle between USB 2.0 and FireWire for control of the ultra-fast connectivity galaxy. They’ve reprinted an article entitled “USB Two-Point-Oh-My!” from the Mac Weekly Journal. Here’s a snippet:

It sounds like a perfect solution–until you start looking beneath the surface. If you do, you’ll find Intel’s announcements about USB this week to be completely at odds with everything they’ve previously said about both USB and 1394. You’ll find a set of technical claims that are, at best, questionable. You’ll also find a plan for a technology that, even if delivered as promised, doesn’t match what 1394 can do today. And you’ll find plenty of reasons why USB 2.0, when it arrives in eighteen months or so, may not meet even these modest-by-1394-standards goals.

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