USB 3.0 test on mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by xgman, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. xgman macrumors 601

    xgman

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  2. myca macrumors 6502

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    Interesting and impressive, but I'd like to see a correlating chart of CPU usage, as it's pretty much well known that USB uses a lot more resources compared to firewire.

    Now only if apple would get off their collective backsides and give us USB3 and FW 1600/3200, or maybe they're just waiting for Light Peak. :rolleyes:
     
  3. FireWire2 macrumors 6502

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    To use USB3.0, it needs PCI Express V2.0 so the MBP, and older MP can not get this speed...

    I bet you eSATA would be faster. It is hot plug too, btw

    I do not see the benefit of USB3.0, not yet anyway.
     
  4. xgman thread starter macrumors 601

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    For the new pac pros, I do see the benefit of external 3.0 drives since not all other boxes will have esata or even firewire, but all boxes & laptops of all sorts have usb.
     
  5. porthosmac macrumors newbie

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  6. FireWire2 macrumors 6502

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    When the MP has the USB3.0?
    It does not make sense, you get USB3.0 box then use as USB2.0.. That is not bright :)
     

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