App/Utility for measuring USB-Firewire bus transfers?

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  1. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    Title says it all, anyone know of any programs.
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

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  3. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    that version tracker link is only for measuring the Mhz of the CPU, not the bus speeds.
     
  4. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I googled something for this and I can't find anything.
     
  5. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    The most common way is to get a usb/firewire hard drive or memory card and use a hard drive benmark on the drive. I don't think it is possible to measure for example a cameras transfer rate without using the actually program running, or the driver interface allowing you to do it which would actually slow it down. I could be wrong, I never actually coded anything using the usb/firewire on the mac.
     
  6. live4ever thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I reason I was asking is that USB 2.0 seems extra slow compared to FW400 (like 10x slower) when I am moving a 7GB DVD.img file to the USB drive it takes like 30min to transfer but only 4-5min over FW400.
     
  7. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    USB works better with many small files
    FireWire works better with fewer, larger files

    Thats the simple version.
     

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