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Basically… BASICALLY, Firewire is rated at a constant speed of at least 500 Mbps (I think it went up recently with new versions). USB is a flucuating 200-480 Mbps.
USB is mostly only good for transfering pics from camera or using video camera as web cam.
Almost no one uses USB to download video.