Does my dell have firewire A or B ?

zachbb

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Hello

Could anyone tell me whether my dell inspiron 9400 laptop comes with firewire a or b?

I would like to buy an external harddrive but am not sure which firewire will work with my laptop.

Thanks

Zach
 

TheGreatGrapeApe

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Yeah only very few options (mainly Apple) have FireWireB/F800, all DELLs are FirewireA/400. And having bought and pretty much troubleshot my Friend's 9400, I can guaranteee it's a firewireA mini-plug connection.

Most companies are bypassing F800 for eSATA, it's mainly for external storage, and eSATA is faster and a more natural blend it seems. They keep the basic and cheap FirewireA for legacy support of things like DV cameras and other such items which are still in high use.
 

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