The DataPro 1394AA cable is an IEEE-1394 (FireWire) cable with a
6-pin connector on each end. FireWire is a longtime competitor
with the USB standard, and while USB became the more ubiquitous
interface, FireWire continues to be lauded for its high bandwidth
and consistent speeds.
FireWire is most commonly used in large data transfers, especially
for external hard drives, media servers, and digital video capture.
FireWire devices can be daisy-chained together, a unique attribute
of the standard, allowing easy expansion at a lower cost.
are stocked up to 15 feet, but can be extended
by using our FireWire
extension cables. In-house tests have run full-speed
firewire over 60 feet, but your own results may vary.
Most desktop computers, workstations, and
external drives use the 6-pin FireWire connector,
while smaller devices like camcorders and miniature drives use the 4-pin
connector. Products compatible with the even faster FireWire 800
use a different, 9-pin connector.
For connecting a 6-pin device to a 4-pin device,
you'll need a 6-pin to 4-pin FireWire cable.