Re: External hard drives connection types
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USB Hi-Speed (USB 2.0) 480 Mbit/s 60 MB/s
FireWire (IEEE 1394b) 800 786.432 Mbit/s 98.304 MB/s
Gigabit Ethernet (1000base-X) 1,000 Mbit/s 125 MB/s
Most extenal drives will be usb and you would want usb 3.0
FireWire technology losed popularity and many new computers do not come with this type of connection. Even high-end machines will come with either a USB 3.0 or an eSATA connection.
What are you looking to do, what its gonna be used for etc.
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