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USB 2.0 will Beat FireWire as Standard PC Port
For the average PC user, the battle between the FireWire (aka IEEE 1394) and USB (Universal Serial Bus) interfaces may finally be over. The USB 2.0 spec boosts USB's data transfer rate up to 480 mbps, from version 1.0's shuffling 12-mbps rate.

Major PC makers include 1 or 2 FireWire ports, but include 4 or more USB 2.0 ports.