Which is faster?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MAGNUStm, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. MAGNUStm macrumors member

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    1 x read with BD media is 32Mb/s (4MB/s), thus a 12x BD-reader should get 48MB/s, which USB 2.0 will not offer, as it peaks at approx. 35MB/s.
    A 10x BD-reader will theoretically offer 40MB/s, thus it is a bit faster than USB 2.0.

    I guess you want to rip BD media, thus you want the fastest?
     
  3. MAGNUStm thread starter macrumors member

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    Correct. I want to start ripping my movie collection.

    Can you tell me where the limitations of the firewire connection?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    No limitations, as Firewire will be a bit faster, and use less CPU (Firewire has a dedicated chip, USB has to use the CPU).

    But if you only want to rip one movie per week (or a bit more), the USB BD-reader might suffice.
     
  5. gatepc macrumors 6502

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    I'm a fan of firewire in general and I would if I was you pay a small fee for the difference especially if you plan on ripping a lot of them.
     
  6. MAGNUStm thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the input fellas. I think I'll spring for the for the FireWire drive as I do plan to rip a few movies a week.


    Thanks again!
     

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