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Subject: RE: usb2 on the archos
From: Jerry Van Baren (gerald.vanbaren_at_smiths-aerospace.com)
Date: 2003-09-10


Be careful, you are quoting wire speed (a.k.a. meaningless information
provided by salesmen). You need to look at how fast USB-2 and firewire
will transfer disk data (I don't know the answer). There can be a
significant amount of overhead that will slow the actual data transfer rate.

gvb

At 09:26 AM 9/10/2003 -0400, PMC.NewsLetters_at_netcabo.pt wrote:
>I'm sorry to correct you, but usb 2.0 IS faster than firewire.
>
>Firewire has a maximum bandwith of 400 megabits/sec, while usb 2.0
>boasts 480 megabits/sec.
>
>It's not a big difference, but with the widespread use of usb, i still
>think usb is a more versatile solution that firewire.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se] On
>Behalf Of Gvillo, Mike
>Sent: quarta-feira, 10 de Setembro de 2003 1:36
>To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
>Subject: RE: usb2 on the archos
>
>
>
>I wouldn't worry about it too much. To take the example to the extreme
>the iPod has firewire which is much faster then USB 2.0 but you only
>really ever do huge upload/downloads once or twice, making that feature
>fairly minor. When you do have to do a large transfer, just set it up
>to go overnight. A usable interface is much more important.



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