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Old 12-09-2006, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning on getting an external harddrive to accomodate my laptop. Ive read before that FireWire is faster than USB but i also read that USB 2.0 is faster than firewire.
Which one transfers files faster, does anyone know?
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In theory the speeds are:
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12 Mbps-Universal Serial Bus (USB)
400 Mbps-FireWire (IEEE 1394A)
480 Mbps-USB 2.0
800 Mbps-FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394B)
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Personally I would go for a USB 2.0 external hard drive,because most computers don't support Firewire 800.
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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so if a newer external harddrive came with a firewire im assuming it would most likely be IEEE 1394B.. right?
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Old 12-10-2006, 05:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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does anyone know?
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