Originally Posted by HrlmWrld
FireWire was kind of a bust!
I work in the video/graphic industry and USB cant come close to the transfer speeds of firewire 800.
Granted USB 3 is out and boasts some interesting speed, this new thunderbolt technology could blow esata/usb/firewire away.
MOST people aren't transferring large files back and forth daily, and/or working/editing from an external drive like myself.. so they usually say things like 'firewire is lame, or gay, USB PWNS' until you rely on fast transfer rates and RELIABLE throughput, you can stick with USB.. I for one am looking forward to this!
My video projects are usually in the 200-600gb range or more, so being able to back all the media up or transfer it quickly so I can work at home is key. Same with shooting in the field. You can fill a 64gb media card very quickly, and when you have 3 cameras doing so there is no time to be 'down' because of data wrangling...
I love PC's but I also love my mac.. dont worry, I'm sure they'll have PCI thunderbolt cards out soon enough for us PC whores!