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Modern flash drives have USB 2.0 connectivity. However, they do not currently use the full 480 Mbit/s the specification supports due to technical limitations inherent in NAND flash.
from wikipedia.
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post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by CWell1337 View Post
Thats a good question OP. Firewire is much faster I'm pretty sure.
Thanks btw....I just had this light go on in my head while staring at the front of my puter with my thumbdrive (got a 1gb stick for 17.99 from Office Max.w00t)
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Because it isn't faster silly.
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Originally Posted by reberto View Post
Firewire transfers at 400mbs, every time. USB 2.0 is SUPPOSED to transfer at 480mbs, but unlike firewire, those speeds fluctuate
Those are Apple standards i believe. And just so other people know, thats 400 megaBITS/second and 480 megaBITS/second. Not to be confused with megaBYTES.
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Because it isn't faster silly.
Show me where current USB 2.0 Technology is faster than high end Firewire 800.
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Yup. And Firewire is actually not an Apple standard. It started out like it but it is now called IEEE 1394. It is also referred to as Sony i.Link
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Quote:
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lol Bentrinh, you do realize you spelt Quote wrong right?
lol beleive it or not you are not the first person to tell me that
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Quote:
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Yup. And Firewire is actually not an Apple standard. It started out like it but it is now called IEEE 1394. It is also referred to as Sony i.Link
Who said Firewire was an Apple standard? I said those connectivities he listed were connectivities standard to the Apple platform. Not that the technology was an Apple standard...

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if they did make firewire thumbdrives they'd prolly be a lot more expensive im guessin
I believe you are correct.
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u can look at the link in my previous post, has a comparison

er here it is
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Alright, so USB 2.0 has a theoretical rate of 480Mb/s(divided by 8 is 60MB/s),
although:
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This comparison is dominated by the Transcend JetFlash 110, which features impressive performance outstripping that of all the other contenders reviewed. At 27 MB/sec maximum read transfer rate, Transcend has set the bar pretty high for its competition. The protective mechanism for the JetFlash USB connector also represents an elegant and effective solution. Finally, this offering also includes a USB extension cable and a protective sleeve.
http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/05/...un/page11.html

firewire has

Quote:
Conclusion

FireWire 800, or IEEE 1394b, transfers data at up to 54 MB/s in conjunction with a external high-speed hard disk, which easily outperforms other alternatives we have tested in the past. Also, when operated as a network adaptor, 1394b offers a data transfer rate of up to 400 Mbps. For data transfer involving files of several hundred megaBytes each, 30 MB/s was a typical data rate achieved, which far surpasses that of 100 Mbit Ethernet (see Benchmarks).
http://www.tomshardware.com/2004/04/...nal/page9.html

However, those are comparing flash to hard drives, so i'll look for a usb HD review..


alright check out: http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/10/...2-0/page5.html

seems that the USB capped out at 29MB/s
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