Originally posted by nitestick
yes the speed is limited by usb. and that basically is the function of a buffer. data is loaded into the buffer in advance, that way if there is an interuption in the data stream it continues from the buffer
OK so should I be moving in another direction with this? if USB is going to limit my speed and not allow me to maximize the transfer speed, should I be looking at other options (firewire, ethernet,etc)?
Or, and I really hate to ask this, should I not use the Dothan for this and get/build another system with another CPU and run the drives on that? Would the gains in speed be wirth the extra costs? TIA