FireWire 800, also called IEEE 1394b, is the next generation of FireWire after IEEE 1394a,
a higher-bandwidth version capable of data transfer speeds of up to 800 Mbps.
FireWire 800 is also capable of supporting cable distances of up to 100 meters.
In addition to the standard 9-pin-to-9-pin FireWire 800 cables, 9-pin-to-4-pin and
9-pin-to-6-pin FireWire 400 to FireWire 800 cables are also available to connect older
devices to a FireWire 800 interface.
Note: FireWire 800 is commonly used to connect hard disks and other data peripherals
to your computer, but this connector is rarely used to connect video devices.