Here's our Hardware Tip for.. May 25, 2001
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Firewire Tips--Part 3 of 5
Because FireWire (IEEE 1394) is still relatively new, you might encounter some compatibility problems, as others have. To avoid compatibility problems, do as much preliminary investigation as you can. If your PC already features FireWire ports, check your PC maker's Web site to see if it offers a list of FireWire hardware tested with the company's systems.
Whenever you actually go to purchase a FireWire peripheral, ask about any known compatibility problems before you buy. This will save you the hassle of returning products that don't work.