FW800/Drive RPM/eMac storage options

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by BigDawgES, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. macrumors member


    Mar 31, 2003
    Two basic and fairly unrelated questions:

    Before FW800 arrived, I was under the impression that hard drive speeds were so slow in comparison to the rest of a computer's bus speeds that any given external FW drive only uses a fraction of FW 400's available bandwidth. With the advent of FW 800 drives, am I to assume that my previous assumption is false?

    Second, can a user upgrade the latest eMac's Ultra ATA HD? As in, swap the anemic 40GB drive out of the low end model and replace it with a larger Ultra ATA drive?

    Thanks for your help!

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