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General Question about External Drives

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December 20, 2004 6:23:26 PM

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USB 1.x - Max Transfer = 12Mbps
USB 2.0 - Max Transfer = 480Mbps


Using a USB 2.0 EXTERNAL Western Digital (7200RPM), with similar specs to
the internal drive, how much slower is it if you were to connect it to a USB
1.1, for example?
Anonymous
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December 21, 2004 2:02:48 AM

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Previously Gary <GParent@rocketmail.com> wrote:
> USB 1.x - Max Transfer = 12Mbps
> USB 2.0 - Max Transfer = 480Mbps


> Using a USB 2.0 EXTERNAL Western Digital (7200RPM), with similar specs to
> the internal drive, how much slower is it if you were to connect it to a USB
> 1.1, for example?

Real transfer numbers from my experience: 1.x: about 1MB/sec,
2.0: 15MB/s. Internal, properly configured, non-raided, mostly linear
access: 20-50MB/s, depending on the model.

Arno
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Anonymous
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December 21, 2004 11:20:17 AM

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Gary <GParent@rocketmail.com> wrote in message
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> USB 1.x - Max Transfer = 12Mbps
> USB 2.0 - Max Transfer = 480Mbps

> Using a USB 2.0 EXTERNAL Western Digital (7200RPM),
> with similar specs to the internal drive, how much slower
> is it if you were to connect it to a USB 1.1, for example?

The short story is painfully slow.
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