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Inside the new MacBooks: FireWire, USB, and the NVIDIA Controller

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s new MacBook and MacBook Pro models contain more innovation than just their case design, graphics, and the improved accessibility of their internals. Here’s a look at other details related to FireWire, USB, and the new NVIDIA-based controller that replaces Intel’s chipset.

Inside the new MacBooks: FireWire, USB, and the NVIDIA Controller

  • hodari

    Can you go into target mode with USB 2.0 ?

  • Jaxboro

    I don’t think you can from the people who are complaining about it, that’s a firewire function.

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  • talonhawk

    Firewire supports transmitting additional data about the device itself that USB doesn’t support. My understanding is that feature is necessary for TargetMode to work, otherwise simple file transfer is functionally the same.

  • hodari

    One of the feature that always made apple laptops outstanding was the “Target Mode”. I guess we are getting to the point where the line is getting blurry between mac (os x) laptops and windows laptop (much cheaper).