External HD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mBurns, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. mBurns macrumors 6502

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    Hi fellow MacRumors' users. I'm debating purchasing an external HD. I have a MacBook Pro Core Duo and am debating between a FireWire and USB 2.0 external. Which one will be faster in real-world use? I know I can use either for Time Machine. Will they both work for booting of the external if I want to Carbon Copy and boot my disk image on to another machine, or do I need to use a FireWire drive? Thanks for your time.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Both will boot on Intel Macs. Firewire will be faster.
     
  3. MikeTheC Guest

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    If your computer has a FW800 port on it, you might want to consider going with an external HDD that's internally SATA, and externally FW800. That will give you the best possible data throughput speed.
     

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