Streaming from USB or Firewire Hard drive?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Bokes, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Bokes macrumors 6502

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    Is there any difference between streaming my movies from a USB Hard drive vs a Firewire Hard drive? Is USB fast enough?
     
  2. beaken macrumors member

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    I run all my movies ( all 650) of them from USB 2.0 external drives. I never seem to have any issues. I wirelessly stream them right over. Works very well.
     
  3. Felder71 macrumors member

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    USB 2.0 is fast enough, so are 5400 RPM drives, when we are talking about streaming media. Your network will be the bottle neck there and even a strong G connection should be enough for 720p HD content.
     

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