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Subject: Re[2]: usb2 on the archos
From: Uwe Freese (
Date: 2003-09-10

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.

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