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

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    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

    May 19, 2002
    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

    Aug 3, 2006
    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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