external hard drive question: usb2/sata or PATA/firewire

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by latestmonkey, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. latestmonkey macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2002
    Hello folks,

    I have an external drive enclosure that is firewire and PATA. Now, the cost of an internal PATA drive is basically the same as an external SATA/USB2 drive because of all the promotions going around. My question is: doesn't the speed of usb2 connection offset the gains I'm getting from SATA vs PATA?

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