SCSI vs. FIREWIRE

SCSI vs. FIREWIRE
  SCSI FireWire
Number of devices supported 7 A 63 B
Requires termination yes no
Hot-pluggable no yes
Sets device IDs automatically no yes
Allows branching connections no yes
Physical connector type nasty nice
Computer required for data transfer yes no
Standard transfer rate 40 Mbps C 400 Mbps
Maximum transfer rate 1.2 Gbps D >1.5 Gbps D
A In addition to the computer. B Can be increased by using a bridge. C Standard Mac external SCSI. D Future implementation.
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