Harddrive Dock

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by whitefang, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. whitefang macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2009
    I've been thinking about getting a Harddrive Dock.

    I had a Seagate External USB 2.0 drive but in windows, I didn't get more than 40MB/s which is slow. The Macbook Pro's have Firewire 800 which I think is significantly faster than USB 2.0.

    I also found some HD docks with firewire ports. So, what kind of speeds can I expect with firewire ports?

    On another note, I wish the macbook pro had an esata port!
  2. mbradyrn macrumors member


    Feb 10, 2009
  3. STXSTEVE macrumors member


    Mar 9, 2009
    I have the Seagate Freeagent for Mac that comes with the firewire 800 dock love the ease of the dock. Firewire (1394) speeds can be determined by number associated with it. Firewire 400 is 400Mbps and firewire 800 is 800Mbps.

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