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I have a Western Digital Ext HDD that has both USB 2.0 and Firewire 400/800. However, Im not sure what type of Firewire (400 or 800) my Dell XPS One has. Is there a way to look on my PC and see?

Also, whats faster? USB 2.0 or Firewire 400?

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Originally Posted by Tenacious--M View Post
Also, whats faster? USB 2.0 or Firewire 400?
Firewire 400.


Also, there's only ever been ONE non-Apple motherboard with Firewire 800 (and it's an nForce 590i), so it's 99% likely you just have Firewire 400.

Edit; if it's a 6-pin port, it's Firewire 400. If it's 9-pin, it's Firewire 800.
 

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If I go with USB 2.0 (I got a new larger WD Ext HDD and doesnt have firewire, just USB 2.0) will I notice much fo a speed difference?
Probably a 10-20MBps difference, yeah.
 

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