No Firewire period on the new Macbook, but the Macbook pros have FW800, which I think is backwards compatible.<br><br>I think that you will start to see less and less firewire 400 on macs. It's like seeing USB1 alongside USB2, why? USB2 is a lot better/faster. Same with FW800.<br><br><br><br>my photos
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<br>So, with the new MB, you don't have the option of using FW Target mode and no Migration Assistant. IIRC, doesn't FW800 use a different connector than FW400?<br>-*-*-*-*-<br><br><br>That's interesting. So I wonder what the answer to that is?<br><br><br><br><br>
You can get FW400/FW800 cables, for plugging FW800 external HDDs into a FW400 port, for example. So you can use it the other way round too, and run FW400 peripherals in a FW800 port on a mac.<br><br>Meanwhile, USB 3 is coming along at 4.8Gbits/s...<br><br>[color:purple]A lopsided man runs best along the little side-hills of success<br>- Frank Moore Colby</font color=purple>
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You can use Migration Assistant with USB drives. Migration Assistant works from either a clone or a Time Machine backup.<br><br>I'm not happy about no firewire though, I have used firewire target disk mode many times to fix a bad installation. I wonder if Apple will intoduce the same capabilities with USB, a USB target disk mode.<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game
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