Firewire Limitation in XPSP2, any workaround?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by _kC_, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. _kC_

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    hi, i dunno why on earth microsoft limited the firewire bandwidth too 100mb/s in sp2.. is there any way around this (apart from going back too SP1) ?
    or any news of a fix from microsoft on the horizon?
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    They did?!!! Bugger me - I'll get well fed up with my Maxtor one touch and Sony DVD cam on the go slow... Post up someone - and I'll be complaining to M$ soon, this is the second SP2 issue to seriously affect me if this is right!
     
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    If you have not done so already, look on the downloads page of link you posted as there is a firmware and driver upgrade that is supposed to fix this issue.
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yeah, this was a known issue with SP2. It affects only FW800 though, so if you use FW400 (still the most common), you won't have a problem.
    Most FW800 device manufacturers are releasing firmware updates, as American Zombie pointed out. Lacie released firmware updated for their FW800 hard drives too.
     
  6. _kC_

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    cool thx:)
     
  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    OK now I know I am showing my ignorance here, but how do I detect which firewire I have? Or is it the case that if I do not know I must be on the 400? I know it is a PCI card and have looked all over device manager and the network properties with no indication, even fired up my Maxtor to check it's properties with no success so far - slightly confused if this is an issue for me now. :confused: