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Use a G5 as headless port/drive extender and MIDI server
Authored by: redcap on Jul 09, '09 08:04:57PM

GigE may have a higher data rate, but you have much better latency than gigE ethernet, and you're not as limited by the quality of your cable.

Most firewire cables are pretty good, I've used a lot of damaged, broken, and poor quality Ethernet cables in my day.

You won't ever reach the speed of gigE Ethernet, let alone 800mbps, but I've found firewire to be snappier, and faster with VNC, without the headaches of auto-negotiation speed. Also, my Ethernet port broke many years ago.

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