I want the speed advantage more than anything - find USB a little slow when copying to my mac (plus I have a spare firewire port ). And with card prices dropping and bigger capacity ones coming on the market more speed is always gonna be handy.
There are a few about but they aren't exactly cheap so was wondering if anyone had used one before I spend my hard earned cash.
Good question - In theory the faster cards can perform better using firewire - quite how much faster in real terms i'm still trying to find out. Its amazing how little knowledge shop staff have of the products they sell.
I might just take the plunge and get a cheap one from the states.
Cheers for that. Seems a good price, but unfortunately my computer doesn't have a USB 2 port. It has firewire built-in, hence my wanting to go the firewire route.
I've sourced a firewire one in the US (only $40 over there but about £60 over here) and am waiting to hear back as to whether or not its compatible with mac OS 10.2. If not, then my search continues...