Theoretical question involving Airport Extreme Base station

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by PollockRoc, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. PollockRoc macrumors newbie

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    Would data transfer rates to an external hard drive be faster if the Base Station had a FW800 port? Or would they be roughly the same as USB 2.0 because you're still bound by the wireless transfer rate? Sorry if this is a stupid question.
     
  2. macleod199 macrumors 6502

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    Right now the overhead of the Network Protocol-to file format-to USB processing is the bottleneck. Not sure if Firewire has lower processing overhead or not.
     

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