eSATA or FW800?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by lyl, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. lyl macrumors member

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    i have a MBP and my ext. HDD(raid0) supports both FW800 and eSATA
    i use the HDD as scratch disk and rendering output.
    the figures show that eSATA is faster than FW800
    But, when I tried to copy a 2Gb file to the HDD, I found that FW800 is slightly faster than eSATA through ExpressCard.
    So, what should I use?
    Thanks.
     
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    #2
    run a disk benchmark...

    eSATA should be faster, although your expresscard adapter might not be very good.
     
  3. lyl thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your reply
    any suggestion on disk speed benchmark? i did some google but couldnt find one
     
  4. lyl thread starter macrumors member

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    i did a disk test.
    eSata got 70.09
    FW800 got 58.83
    I will stick to eSATA then:)
     
  5. johnsy macrumors 6502

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