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Old 12-09-2008, 12:18 PM   #11
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Oh, ok, thats true, I forgot about that. Is Sata measured in 300MBs or 300mbs?
Sata is confusing, SATAII is 300MB real throughput. But you also see SATAII referred to as 3.0Gb. In the later measurement, the command encoding overhead is present in this measurement, but when measured in MB the encoding is calculated out of the equation.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:31 PM   #12
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there was already a faster alternative to usb2. it's called Firewire.



Performance Comparison - FireWire vs. USB 2.0 Read and write tests to the same IDE hard drive connected using FireWire and then USB 2.0 show:

Read Test:
  • 5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 33% faster than USB 2.0
  • 160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 70% faster than USB 2.0
Write Test:
  • 5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 16% faster than USB 2.0
  • 160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 48% faster than USB 2.0
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:38 PM   #13
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there was already a faster alternative to usb2. it's called Firewire.



Performance Comparison - FireWire vs. USB 2.0 Read and write tests to the same IDE hard drive connected using FireWire and then USB 2.0 show:

Read Test:
  • 5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 33% faster than USB 2.0
  • 160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 70% faster than USB 2.0
Write Test:
  • 5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 16% faster than USB 2.0
  • 160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 48% faster than USB 2.0
33%.....16%? These aren't impressive numbers at all. Especially when we live in an age where everything is usually doubling in performance.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:48 PM   #14
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33%.....16%? These aren't impressive numbers at all. Especially when we live in an age where everything is usually doubling in performance.
did your eyes fail you? you missed the 48% and 70% figures. look closer, they were more MB total too.

here read the article, firewire is in use in the F/22 raptor fighter jet
http://www.cwol.com/firewire/firewire-vs-usb.htm

if some of you would take the time to learn a little something you'd know using a usb2 harddrive connection was slower than a firewire connection.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:00 PM   #15
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did your eyes fail you? you missed the 48% and 70% figures. look closer, they were more MB total too.

here read the article, firewire is in use in the F/22 raptor fighter jet
http://www.cwol.com/firewire/firewire-vs-usb.htm

if some of you would take the time to learn a little something you'd know using a usb2 harddrive connection was slower than a firewire connection.
Every computer has USB now though, not every one has firewire.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:01 PM   #16
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did your eyes fail you? you missed the 48% and 70% figures. look closer, they were more MB total too.

here read the article, firewire is in use in the F/22 raptor fighter jet
http://www.cwol.com/firewire/firewire-vs-usb.htm
Why? So they could listen to their iPod while flying?
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:17 PM   #17
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I guess it's a prefered interface. the space shuttle also uses it.

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Every computer has USB now though, not every one has firewire.
only cheap computers don't have it
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I guess it's a prefered interface. the space shuttle also uses it.


only cheap computers don't have it
But you can't deny that USB is waay more popular and important than firewire. They don't make firewire flash drives..(well maybe they do but they're not nearly as common as the usb ones).

Anyway, usb is nice and durable. Firewire is so tiny and cracky that..well..ya..usb's better.
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USB Is way better then firewire,and they should be making PCI USB 3.0 cards,Or atleast USB 3.0 PCIE Cards.
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i have firewire
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