External FireWire VS. USB 2.0 hard drive?

I am looking at buying an external hard drive for my computer. I am looking at a FireWire hard drive and a USB 2.0 hard drive.

1. Which format is quicker?
2. Any pros/cons of either?

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  1. 1. They are roughly the same speed
    2. Firewire controllers usually have a bit less CPU overhead, USB 2.0 is compatable with more systems.

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  2. Thanks.
  3. Another vote for firewire...love my WD 80GB. Tried my friends USB 2.0 and noticed slower transfer speeds as well as pretty bad access times...I may have had a potential USB 2.0 driver problem, however.

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