FireWire, or IEEE 1394, is widely renowned as the fastest digital transfer cable on the market. FireWire 400 is the standard, and can be found on all modern audio hardware, computers, televisions, DVD and Bluray players, and electronic instruments.
4pin and 6pin FireWire Cables
FireWire cables can be found in both 4-pin and 6-pin varieties. The 4pin being quite a bit smaller and found more commonly these days on consumer electronics, while 6pin is still installed on most desktop PC's. The two plug types are also interchangeable, meaning you can connect devices using a 4-pin to 6-pin cable.