Cables and connectors, Firewire 400 and 800 cables and connectors, Lacie d2 quadra – LaCie FireWire 800 User Manual
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LaCie d2 Quadra
FireWire 400, also known as IEEE 1394, is a high-speed serial
input/output technology for connecting peripheral devices to a
computer or to each other, and FireWire 800 is the implemen-
tation of the new IEEE 1394b standard.
FireWire 800 offers increased bandwidth and extended distance
between devices. FireWire 800 is ideal for bandwidth-intensive
applications, such as audio, video and graphics.
Included FireWire Cables
Your LaCie d2 Quadra comes with a FireWire 400 cable and
a FireWire 800 cable.
1.4. Cables and Connectors
1.4.1. FireWire 400 and 800 Cables and Connectors
Hot-pluggable: devices can be added and removed
while the bus is active.
Isochronous data delivery: no dropped frames – FireWire
supports real-time data delivery.
Flexible: up to 63 devices can be connected on a single
FireWire 800 reduces delays in arbitration and signal
distortion, and increases throughput.
Backwards compatibility: adapter cables allow FireWire
400 devices to operate under the FireWire 800 port (at
FireWire 400 speed).
FireWire 400 Cable Ends
FireWire 800 Cable Ends