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Firewire 800 over PCI

Last response: in Storage
July 18, 2007 6:08:23 PM

I own the Western Digital 1TB External Harddrive. It houses all of my media, data, backups, etc. I use transcoder360 to stream all my video from the HD over usb, then over the gigabit LAN to the XBOX 360; all so i can watch movies on my TV. I get brief skips in the video, and audio corruption.....
My Question is:

I have a free PCI-E x1 port on my motherboard (last availible slot). Would the extra bandwidt of getting a firewire 800 PCI-Ex1 card solve my problems? or is the bottleneck elsewhere. Im running a core2@ 2.4 and 2 gigs of pc8500 RAM.
Any links to FIREWIRE 800 vs USB real world speed would be appreciated, google didnt help me much......

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July 18, 2007 6:55:27 PM

Firewire 400 is actually faster than USB 2.0 in many applications even though the USB 2.0 has a slightly higher peak speed. Firewire 800 is significantly faster. I'll see if I can find a benchmark or something.
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July 18, 2007 7:40:12 PM

WOW! AVG read and write speed is considerably faster....i think ill go ahead and purchase the pci-Ex1 card for fire wire 800. thxs for your help!