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 This technology was once standard on computers manufactured by Apple, Inc., but has since been replaced by Thunderbolt ports and later versions of USB ports.

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  • In order for me to see you on line, i have to hook up my cable. I can not do so, due to my lack of a firewire.

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  • The firewire was clutch for me as I was able to finish my homework assignment on time by sending my work online.

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  • In addition to a USB port you can also use a firewire to connect your computer to different devices you may need.

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