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Does this port work like USB?

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January 18, 2014 12:29:29 PM

Will an "IEEE 1394" port work just like a USB 2.0 port? Is it faster or slower than it?


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January 18, 2014 12:34:18 PM

if i remembered correctly yes it works just like USB, and a bit faster too, not much though
a b V Motherboard
January 18, 2014 12:40:18 PM

IEEE 1394. Also known as I link & fire wire is found on some old video cameras and old Macs.

Much rarer than USB you can not get a cable to connect them

FireWire often appears on windows device manager as a network port

Old version 400 newer version 800.
USB has versions 1, 2 & 3

Unless device & PC has FireWire not worth worrying about it

If you have a device which only has FireWire you can get PCI FireWire cards

I am sure if you google 'FireWire wiki' you will find much more details


Mike Barnes
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January 18, 2014 1:05:00 PM

Well, if I plug any USB into it it seems to work perfectly fine. I just wanted to know what it was and the speed of it :) 

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a b V Motherboard
January 18, 2014 3:23:23 PM


I do not believe a USB device will be able to be plugged into a IEEE 1394 socket
Firewire 400 & 800 versions have different plugs & sockets which are different from USB plugs & sockets

see here for details

Some laptops have USB /esata sockets which can take USB & esata data cables

what PC or laptop are you talking about ?


Mike Barnes

January 18, 2014 4:06:23 PM

Kinda embarrasing, because I looked at my motherboard box agian, which has a picture of the motherboards itself, where there are lines pointed out to the ports on the back of it. And I just realized it IS pointing to a "firewire" port. And now I can see that it doesnt have the same interface as a USB. I just thought so because they had same colors :p 

If you look at this pic, (the red ports) I did not spot the ports at the very top were USB, and beneath is IEE1394