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Along this line of questioning, are FW800 and USB2 devices backwards compatible with FW400 and USB1.1?
 

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Along this line of questioning, are FW800 and USB2 devices backwards compatible with FW400 and USB1.1?
USB 2.0 can work as USB 1.1 (if you plug a USB 2.0 device into a USB 1.1 connector/hub), but FireWire 800 can't work as FireWire 400 because the two use different types of connectors, where as USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 use the exact same type of connector.
 

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Actually Firewire 800 devices can be connected to Firewire 400 ports and vice versa, all is needed is a 9 pin to 6 pin cable.
 
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