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Subject: Re[3]: usb2 on the archos

Re[3]: usb2 on the archos

From: Chris Holt <>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 07:13:25 -0400

On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 12:21:41 +0200, Uwe Freese wrote:
> Hello Pedro,
> Pedro Clemente wrote on Wednesday, September 10, 2003, 10:26:26 AM:
> PC> I'm sorry to correct you, but usb 2.0 IS faster than firewire.
> PC> Firewire has a maximum bandwith of 400 megabits/sec, while usb 2.0
> PC> boasts 480 megabits/sec.
> PC> It's not a big difference, but with the widespread use of usb, i
> still PC> think usb is a more versatile solution that firewire.
> The chip for usb inside the archos (ISD-200 IMHO) limits the speed to
> about 15 MB/s (?). But the 2,5 inch harddisks aren't faster, so it's
> ok. iPod: I don't think it's faster, because I think the 1,8 inch hdd
> limits the speed to < 15 MB/s.
> Bye, Uwe.

Well, this is fine, but a single implementation does not change the
specifications of the interface. Suffice to say that the USB 2.0
interface can be made faster than the firewire, but in the case of these
laptop drives, either interface offers more than enough bandwidth.

Received on 2003-09-10

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