"...The FireWire Yamaha CRW2100ix is not a drive that most of us would go out to the stores and buy. This protocol is mostly known on the Macintosh computers. However, our tests gave us the opportunity to reconsider our position against this particular solution versus (mainly) the SCSI one. The FireWire proved itself capable to treat BETTER the Yamaha high-speed recorder than what the SCSI and IDE protocols did in most of the tests. .."
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