External FW800 drive almost as fast as internal laptop drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Magrathea, May 15, 2010.

  1. Magrathea macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2008
    I just bought a 640gig Samsung 2.5 inch / 5400rpm drive and threw it in a FW800 case from Other world computing. Running some test using the QuickBench 4 and AJA system test shows me that this little bugger is almost as quick as my internal drive on my MacBook Pro (Model number: WDC WD6400BEVT-00A0RT0). How can this be???? I did a varity of test with different file sizes and the Samsung get 70 MB/s vs about 84 MB/s for the internal drive.

    My internal drive is pretty full vs this external drive that is currently empty. I do a lot of video work / large gigabyte files on the drive so perhaps I have a defrag problem? I really expected my internal drive to blow the FW800 connected Samsung out the water???

    Confused in CO.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    FireWire 800 is a very fast standard. You're complaining about this?

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