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By tysfort ·
I have seen alot of computer components that have firewire...what is it and what specs does my computer need to use it?

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by Ann777 In reply to firewire

http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid7_gci212126,00.html

FireWire is Apple Computer's version of a standard, IEEE 1394, High Performance Serial Bus, for connecting devices to your personal computer. FireWire provides a single plug-and-socket connection on which up to 63 devices can be attached with data transfer speeds up to 400 Mbps (megabits per second). The standard describes a serial bus or pathway between one or more peripheral devices and your computer's microprocessor. Many peripheral devices now come equipped to meet IEEE 1394. FireWire and other IEEE 1394 implementations provide:
A simple common plug-in serial connector on the back of your computer and on many different types of peripheral devices
A thin serial cable rather than the thicker parallel cable you now use to your printer, for example
A very high-speed rate of data transfer that will accommodate multimedia applications (100 and 200 megabits per second today; with much higher rates later)
Hot-plug and Plug and Play capability without disrupting your computer
The ability to chain devices together in a number of different ways without terminators or complicated set-up requirements

more info at the above link.

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by GuruOfDos In reply to firewire

A PCI firewire card needs Windows 98 SE or better as the OS, a free PCI slot conforming to PCI Spec 2.1, a minimum of 166MMX processor and at least 32Mb of RAM. Other than that, anything goes! It is purely an interface (like USB). To do anything usefull with it will depend on what you connect. If you connect a DV camcorder (the most common use) then Device Manager will detect the device as a Microsoft DV Camera and VCR. You will need DirectX8.1 or DirectX8.0 with the DV patch to edit video.

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