Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Faster firewire would be nice, if only - Future Apple Hardware Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Faster firewire would be nice, if only jrc Posted: January 2, 2002 6:27AM in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014 things like hard drives and such had native fire wire boards and not the stop-gap firewire/ata bridges. I hope that any new machines would have the full support of native drivers, and native mechanisms. Comments Reply 1 of 2 hmurchison Posts: 12,341member January 2, 2002 8:17AM Don't count on it. Even with Native Firewire Drives the performance still wouldn't come close to saturating the FW bus and from a manufacturing standpoint %75 or more of the drives created are for ATA...why go through the design work for such little gain? Reply 2 of 2 fran441 Posts: 3,715member January 2, 2002 8:20AM The only benefit to this for Apple would be if there was a mass adoption of this over ATA. That won't happen the way things are now. Sign In or Register to comment.