External connector, similar to a USB port, that provides a high-speed connection between a computer and peripheral devices. Firewire was developed by Apple, Inc. and is based off the standard IEEE 1394 high performance serial bus. Firewire ports are able to transfer data at a rate of up to 400 Mbps. This technology was once standard on computers manufactured by Apple, Inc., but has since been replaced by Thunderbolt ports and later versions of USB ports.
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