Fastest interface to move large (+500gb) chunks of files around? Tags: USB3 External Hard Drive Storage Last response: January 11, 2011 1:31 AM in Storage Share razercultmember1 January 10, 2011 7:34:31 PM Currently, it seems that USB 3.0 is my fastest option but that would force me to upgrade nearly all of my external hard drives to USB 3.0. Are there any interfaces faster than USB 2.0 but cheaper to upgrade to than USB 3.0? More about : fastest interface move large 500gb chunks files mavroxur a b G Storage January 10, 2011 7:50:24 PM eSATA or FW800. You would need new enclosures anyhow and possibly an eSATA card or FW 800 card for your desktop if it doesn't already have those interfaces. Snipergod87 a b G Storage January 10, 2011 7:59:34 PM you could mount the drives internally temporarly and move the data too, other than that you will need new enclosures. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer razercultmember1 January 11, 2011 1:31:54 AM FireWire 800 looks like a very viable solution since I'm mainly doing these things on a Macbook Pro Thanks! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFastest NON SSD hard drive? willing to use RAID 0 ForumWhat is the fastest and best SSD now? ForumSuggestions for software to easily copy large numbers of d.. ForumFile Server: Raid 1 (2 x 1.5TB) vs Raid 5 (4 x 500gb ) ForumParallel Processing, Part 2: RAM and Hard Drives Forumfastest machine money can buy Forum16MB cache in 500GB drive vs 32MB cache in 1TB drive ForumUpgrading My SSD ForumCopy large movie files ???? Forumfastest game loadtime benchmarks, raid 0 or raptor ForumRAID 5 vs RAID 3 for Video files ForumXP Won't Boot WIth Large Hard Drive ForumLarge RAID Setup, Slow Transfer Speed ForumOCZ Vertex 3 on the way Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumIs there any choice to get back my files after system recovery ForumHDD Enclosure Problem.. Can't access/missing files ForumMicro SD won\'t let me add new files (nor delete) Forum[Solved] Fastest USB Format ForumNetworked USB drive on XP - New files always read only More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !