firewire networking

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by willie45, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. willie45 macrumors regular

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    Hi

    can anyone tell me how long it should take to transfer a Gigabyte using the firewire connection between two macs ( MBP and late 2006 imac) please?

    Thanks

    Willie
     
  2. scr1968 macrumors regular

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    Should be pretty fast. Faster than you might think. One of the cool things about the Mac line is how easy it is to do just this - links to Macs together via a firewire cable and transfer files.

    SCR
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Theoretical max throughput of a FW400 connection is 50MB/s. Realistically, a drive connected via FW400 will get somewhere around 40MB/s.

    If you're using FW networking rather than just target disk mode, there's more overhead, so I'm going to randomly guess in the vicinity of 25MB/s, though it could theoretically be faster. Meaning somewhat under a minute, basically--I'm going to guess 40 seconds.
     
  4. willie45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks folks. There is something I'm doing wrong then. Its taking me around 2mins per Gb to do this. I will have a read of my book again and give it another go :)
     
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Why not just connect them via Ethernet cable and get full 1 Gigabit networking glory?
     
  6. willie45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wanted to have the option to connect one to the internet so that I could access it via the other one if you know what I mean. My connection is through ethernet so I couldn't do it.

    I have to say I had no idea that would give me a faster connection though :eek: :)
     

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