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Firewire 3200

Discussion in 'Converters & Interfaces' started by Cucco, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Well, it looks like FW3200 (allowing 400 MB/Sec transfer rates) is on its way. Perhaps as early as Februare 2008, the standard may be ratified by the IEEE.

    I wonder what implications this will have on the audio world....

    Hmmm....32 channels of bi-directional DSD 5.6Mhz....twould be nice.
  2. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    Feb 21, 2005
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    I am all for that. Now all we need is an affordable storage medium that can actually handle that traffic.

    There is however a long way between ratifying and production. I mean, have you seen a FW1600 device yet or connector? There are a couple of mainboards and add-on cards with FW800 out there but only a few devices actually use IEEE 1394b.

    While FW800 has been supported by OSX for quite some time now, Microsoft is slow there. XP and Vista do not support FW800 fully. They even ruined FW400 with XP SP2 for a while.

    Yeah, I know, we should look on the bright side of life ;-)

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