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Subject: Re: Specs on v2 recorder.. Archos says 12mbps with usb 2.0?
From: Chris Holt (amiga2k_at_cox.net)
Date: 2004-03-10


On Tue, 9 Mar 2004 18:39:02 +0100, Jürgen Hestermann wrote:
>> the best lacie drives (3.5 inches) are given 38 MByte/s on usb2 and
>> 50MB/s on firewire (the same drives)
>>
>
> How could this happen that the same drive is faster on the slower
> interface (firewire)? USB 2.0 = 480 Mbit/s, firewire = 400 Mbit/s.
>
>
> Jürgen.

Firewire is typically NOT the slower interface. 480/400 Mbit/s are
maximum possible performance rates and like many other specs around, do
not reflect real world performance. IEEE1394 also enjoys the possibility
of peer to peer connections, while USB does not.

Chris

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