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Subject: Re: Archos USB A-Male to A-Male against USB Law !!! Bjö rn ?
From: David McIntyre (
Date: 2003-12-18

Serial protocols are measured in Mbit. Parallel are measured in Mbyte. The S in
USB stands for Serial. Thus, the measurment is is Mbits. The email archives
will confirm data transfer rates if you're interested in digging.

On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 04:04:39AM +0100, wrote:
> At 01:42 18.12.2003, you wrote:
> >Now I'm more confused. Björn, on the back of these three Model 500277 20
> >GB
> >Recorder boxes, one of which was the defective HD that I'm returning to
> >Amazon, it says two things:
> >
> >"USB 2.0 Interface"
> >"Transfer rate to computer up to 12MB/sec"
> What do you think, do they mean MBit/s or MByte/s?
> 12 MByte/s is about the speed, i get from this thing (quick test: 12.2
> MByte/s reading), using a 2m €1.10 cable.
> mr.escape

David McIntyre
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