IEEE-1394 FireWire iLink DV Cable 6 Pin Male to 6 Pin Male – 6 Feet Black
Are you one of those people who believes the old adage: “Why fix it if it’s not broke?” If so, you may be using an older MacBook, PC, Handycam, or other computer, camcorder or device which uses the venerable FireWire standard for data transmission via a serial connector. It’s particularly likely if you’re a Mac person, since FireWire was the serial bus of choice for Apple before the company started replacing it with Thunderbolt several years ago. We know we still have several FireWire machines around the office. (FireWire is often referred to as iLink, named for Sony’s implementation of the IEEE-1394 standard.)
It’s also possible that you’re one of those people who still uses FireWire because you believe the IEEE-1394 standard is far superior to USB due to consistent delivery of peak speeds. Or you may be using it in a high-end application, since external drives with both FireWire and USB ports remain on the market today.
If you fit into any of these categories, you could be in deep water. FireWire cables are hard to find now that the standard is no longer supported by most new consumer products. Actually, let’s rephrase that last sentence. You were in hot water until you visited Cmple – because we have any cable you could possibly need, including FireWire cables.
This specific cable features FireWire 6-pin connectors on either end, suitable for most connections to computers or other devices which use the original IEEE-1394a standard better known as FireWire 400. It will transfer data at rates as high as 400 Mbps; that’s significantly lower than its successor, FireWire 800, and substantially lower than the newer USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt serial connections standard on most of today’s newest equipment. That doesn’t really matter when you own FireWire 400 equipment that you love and don’t plan to part with, though, like an older Apple product or a favorite DV camcorder which has served you well for many years. In cases like those, you just need a high-quality cable which will go from point A to point B. That’s what you get with our Cmple FireWire 6 pin to 6 pin cable.
It is designed to deliver data perfectly between your IEEE-1394a devices, with triple-shielded twisted-pair construction protected by a sturdy black outer jacket. You’ll get the full benefit of the 400 Mbps bandwidth capacity of this FireWire cable, with no data loss, interference or crosstalk issues. And the plug and play/hot swap compatible design allows you to switch out cables at will, without having to worry about your computer or outboard device shutting down on you.
This cable is available in two colors and several length as well.
3 feet, 6 feet, 10 feet, 15 feet
Key specs for the Cmple IEEE-1394 FireWire iLink 6 Pin Male to 6 Pin Male DV Cable:
- Twisted pair construction and triple shielding, to reduce crosstalk and maximize speed
- Rated up to 400 Mbps (limited by device/port speed)
- Molded construction
- Connectors: two 6-pin IEEE-1394 male, one at each end
- Hot swap compatible
- Length: 6 Feet
- Color: Black
There are millions of FireWire 400 equipped computers, peripherals, cameras and other devices still floating around, most of them in regular use. If you own some of that equipment, our Cmple 6 pin to 6 pin cable will let you keep it in regular use for many years to come.