The Visual Difference USB VS IEEE1394
The Visual Difference between USB and Firewire
The visual difference between firewire and USB. What do the different cables look like. How do I tell them apart?
USB - (Universal Serial Bus)The white cable pictured to the right is a standard USB A-B Cable. The larger square end is usually used to plug into the device. Where as
the narrow straight end is used to plug into a USB port located on a computer.
USB Cables also come in other configurations such as mini and extensions. Some digital cameras require a mini USB cable.
A Fire Wire (ilink,i1394) cable can either come in a 4 pin - 4 pin, 4 pin - 6 pin, 6 pin - 6 pin, configurations. The black cable pictured to the right shows
both available fire wire ends.
The small end being 4 pin and the larger end being 6pin. Firewire is also known as IEEE1394 - I triple E 1394 - Ilink - I1394. All the different names refer to the same cable.
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