usb 2.0 or FW?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by macmod, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. macmod

    macmod Guest


    getting a bit confused here....want to upgrade my souped up G3 DT (XLR8 G4 500)with an extra external harddisk (for audio) but I will stay at OS 9.2 for sure..My question:
    -is USB 2.0 suitable for OS 9.2 at all? Most pci to usb 2.0 cards are specified for OSX only....
    -What would be the preference anyway: FW or USB 2.0?

    thanks for your answers,
  2. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Aug 15, 2003
    Well Apple invented Firewire....

    From what I glean, Firewire has less processor overhead in read/write operations, so even though USB 2 is 'rated' faster than FW 1394a, the latter is faster overall.

    And that doesn't even take 1394b into account. But 1394b is OS X only.


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