Express Card 34 to eSata II data rate transfer improvements?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Jiddick ExRex, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

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    I was wondering if there was any improvements choosing an Express Card to eSata over using Firewire 800?

    This card states a transfer rate on the card up to 300 mbps which is nowhere near the 800 mbps that Fw800 will give?
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    all one does over the other is unload/load the cache faster than the other.

    Look at the size of the cache on the drive, and you are talking one is a fraction of a second quicker than the other.

    Unless the drive itself is faster than the bus, the speed you burn through 16MB isn't a huge deal.

    The drive's mechanical transfer speed is going to limit how fast you can transfer anyhow, not the bus speed.
     
  3. catmistake macrumors member

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    old post, but I'll reply anyways...

    that's 300MBps, not 300Mbps

    MegaByte not Megabit...
    so... about 3x faster than fw800 (theoretically)
     

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