Theoretical question involving Airport Extreme Base station

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

  1. PollockRoc macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2007
    New York
    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

    Mar 10, 2007
    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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