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Subject: Re: usb2 on the archos
From: Gajdos_at_metatem.net
Date: 2003-09-10


The table is alright - good that everything's in MB (MegaBytes)

In MegaBits:
400 Mb/sec FireWire
480 Mb/sec USB 2.0

Clear as sausage-water,
/JG

On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 at 11:04, David McIntyre wrote:

> The specs would show that USB 2 is faster than Firewire. The actual benchmarks
> show that Firewire is faster by a pretty broad margin. As far as hard drive
> access goes, drive transfer rates are measured in megabytes/sec, as the
> communication to the drive runs in parallel. Serial data communication, like
> Firewire, USB, and Ethernet, measure speeds in megabits/sec.

> > USB 1.1 1.5
> > USB 2.0 60
> > FireWire (IEEE 1394) 50
> > FireWire (IEEE 1394b) 100



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