Increase transfer speeds

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Haqq, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Haqq macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Hey guys is there a way to increase the speeds transferring files?

    The files are being transferred from a:

    CD Drive -> HDD(via firewire)
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    So you have an external CD drive that is connected to your Mac or another external HDD via Firewire?

    Firewire 400 offers transfer speeds of up to 35MB/s, FW800 offers 65-75MB/s.

    A CD drive will not read with such speeds, it will read from the inner sectors of a CD (or DVD) faster than from the outer sectors (the ones being farther away from the centre), as the CD drive has to slow down the rotational speed.

    So all in all it comes down to the rotational speed offered by your CD drive, labeled as 2x, 4x, 24x, ....

    8x drives offer a little more than 1MB/s, 16x drives almost 2.5MB/s.
    So if you have a 72x drive (the fastest around at this time) you can get almost 10MB/s.

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