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    hey,
    i just saw this and thought you guy would like to know about it. it is a piece of software that allows you to network 2 computers via their firewire ports and get a throughput of 400 mb/s! thats 4x a nic. i think i will try this for adding mp3's to the car. http://www.unibrain.com/products/ieee-1394/firenet.htm
    "if everything is under control, you're not going fast enough!"

  • #2
    thats interesting but i think 100mpbs is fast enough and i dont see how u can get 400 on their bench marking thing with 1 client it was like 125 compared to 75 normally, i dont get their benchmarks

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    • #3
      What's the maximum length for a firewire cable? I'm thinking I'd have to park my car pretty close to my PC to get them connected via FireWire.
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      • #4
        well, how often do you upload that many songs? once your get your base songs in, I just upload maybe a hundred of so a month.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Falcon62Travis:
          <STRONG>What's the maximum length for a firewire cable? I'm thinking I'd have to park my car pretty close to my PC to get them connected via FireWire.</STRONG>
          maximum length for firewire is 4.5m

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          • #6
            after putting the mass on it @home , just burn the new ones on cd, and copy em over, then you've also got a backup of everything....
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            • #7
              oh BTW windows XP has the support built in automatically. just plug the cables in, and it'll even recognize that you've connected 2 computers and setup the network for you... it's pretty cool.

              however from your exact point "how often do you hook up the computers? once a month?" why does it matter to go firewire? just do normal ethernet and make it easier on yourself, since you're rarely going to use it anyways.
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