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What is IEEE 1394 port?

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April 19, 2010 8:45:22 PM

What is IEEE 1394 port?

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April 19, 2010 11:15:40 PM

It's a socket that supports the IEEE 1394 protocol, otherwise known as FireWire or i.Link. That' a very fast (generally faster than USB2) data/communications protocol that has a number of features, such as allowing computers to control certain aspects of attached camcorders, allowing chaining of peripherals, and sometimes providing power to peripherals (the 4-pin cables/ports don't provide power, but the others do).

There are two types of FireWire in common use, FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 (the numbers refer to speeds, in MB/sec). Pictures of the connectors can be found here:

Hope this helps!
April 19, 2010 11:30:59 PM

Best answer selected by Misko195.