Calrad now carries new FireWire 800 (FireWire 1394b) series cables, the the new version of the popular FireWire interface which doubles the throughput of the original IEEE-1394a FireWire interface from 400Mbps to 800Mbps!.”BETA” refers to the FireWire 800 9 pin connector which is called a “beta connector.” FireWire 400 connectors are called ” Alpha connectors.”

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72-116, 117 Firewire Cables Brochure

PDF File Link: 72-116, 117 Firewire Cables Brochure

Wiki Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1394_interface

Drobo supports firewire 800: http://www.drobo.com/products/drobo.php

 

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