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Subject: Re: Specs on v2 recorder.. Archos says 12mbps with usb 2.0?

Re: Specs on v2 recorder.. Archos says 12mbps with usb 2.0?

From: Lucas <>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 18:09:09 -0500

USB 2.0 is hard pressed to give better than 5-10 MB a second and I heard
fire-wire was far less than that ( I read some review CNET review on that).

I find i thard to believe that any standard is giving 50 MB/s right now...


"VanBaren, Gerald (AGRE)" <> wrote in

I don't believe the 50MB/s number: 50MBytes/sec x 8 bits/byte =
400Mbits/second, i.e. zero overhead. That ranks right up there with free


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of David Litchman
> Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 4:22 PM
> To: Rockbox development
> Subject: Re: Specs on v2 recorder.. Archos says 12mbps with usb 2.0?
> I'm guessing that the Firewire interface is more efficient in
> terms of
> overhead, either with respect to OS load or communications
> protocol, or both.
> At 06:39 PM 3/9/2004 +0100, you 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.

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