SSD in USB 2 vs SATA 1 speed?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by nelly22, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. nelly22 macrumors 6502

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    Which one is faster, new SSD in USB 2 port or inside MacBook in ATA 1.5 Gb/s port?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    SATA is significantly faster. USB 2.0 is rated at 480Mb/sec, so less than 1/3 the speed of SATA.
     
  3. nelly22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. What kind of real world speed both would have?
     

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