USB 2.0 HDD & flash drive performance any faster with Inte chipset?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by irock, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. irock macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2004
    Hi, now that Intel ICH7 is driving iMac's USB 2.0 bus. Do you think the new USB 2.0 chipset will provide much faster speed than the lame USB implementations on PowerBook G4 and iMac G5?

    Is there any benchmark software to use for testing this kind of thing?
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    xBench and others should be able to test this. I'm also interested to see the results.
  3. irock thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2004
    Well I only have the PowerBook G4 17" and iMac Intel 17". Do you think their USB 2.0 scores will be any representative in a comparison?
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    In a word, no.

    USB still consumes CPU time regardless of platform, and is not built for sustained transfer, so it should be proportionately slow.

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