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FireWire (IEEE 1394) is a high-performance serial bus and interface that is used as a standard for connecting devices such as digital video cameras, hard drives, and audio devices to the computer. What is unique about FireWire is the incredible speed of data transfer- 400 Mbps on a PC, which is 30 times faster than a USB. Apple Computer, the inventor of FireWire, now has 800 Mbps ports on its new Macs.

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