ATA vs. FW

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by crb824, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. crb824 macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2007
    I have a Dual G4 1.25ghz tower, and I am considering getting a third HD for it. My choices are a 500gb Maxtor vs. a Firewire HD. Which performs better, an ATA 100 HD or a FireWire 800 Device?
  2. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    Get the ATA drive. You can always stick it in a FW enclosure if you want the portability. Otherwise, internal is better.

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