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FireWire Cables

June 9th, 2010

FireWire Cables

FireWire cable link homes in three (3) different variations:

  • FireWire 9-pin-to-9-pin Cables – also known as a Beta Cable. This cable is he used to connect a FireWire 800 device to a FireWire 800 interface port found on either a FireWire 800 onboard/PCI controller or a FireWire 800 CardBus (PCMCIA) adapter. You would find this type of cable included with your Maxtor OneTouch II FireWire 800 external storage hard drive.
  • FireWire 6-pin-to-6-pin Cables – This cable is he used to connect a FireWire 400 device to a FireWire 400 interface port found on either a FireWire 400 onboard/PCI controller or a FireWire 400 CardBus (PCMCIA) adapter. You would find this type of cable included with your Maxtor OneTouch/OneTouch II external storage hard drive that includes a FireWire interface port.
  • FireWire 4-pin-to-6-pin Cables – also known as a DV Cable. This cable is he used to connect a FireWire 400 device to a FireWire 400 interface port found on either a FireWire 400 onboard/PCI controller or a FireWire 400 CardBus (PCMCIA) adapter. This type a cable is usually included with digital cameras/digital video cameras to utilize the FireWire interface.

FireWire Cables

Bilingual Cables

FireWire Bilingual Cables enable you to connect a FireWire 800 Drive directly to a FireWire 400 (4 or a 6 Pin) Interface Port. A bilingual cable can be used to allow a FireWire 800 device to connect to a system that only has a FireWire 400 interface port. There are two (2) different bilingual cable variations:

  • FireWire 4-pin-to-9-pin Cables – this cable allows you to connect a FireWire 800 external device to a 4 Pin, FireWire 400 interface port found on either a computer’s onboard/PCI controller or through a CardBus (PCMCIA) adapter card.
  • FireWire 6-pin-to-9-pin Cables – this cable allows you to connect a FireWire 800 external device to a 6 Pin, FireWire 400 interface port found on either a computer’s onboard/PCI controller or through a CardBus (PCMCIA) adapter card.

FireWire Bilingual Cables

Note: When connecting a FireWire 800 external device to a bilingual cable, you will be limited to a maximum transfer rate of 400 Mb/second.

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