does 5400rpm via fw800 == 5400rpm via sata?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by modular, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. modular macrumors regular

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    #1
    so basically, does fw800 bottleneck the speed of the harddrive at all, or will these two interfaces be similar with a 5400rpm disk?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Seeing that FW800 has maximum real world speed of ~80MB/s, it won't. 5400rpm usually stay under 80MB/s so you should be fine
     

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