Firewire 800 is 800mbs (USB 2.0 is 480). Thats plenty fast for an external hard drive. Your NOT going to be running RAID on external drives..
I really dont know how to explain it any simplier
ok first of fire 800 stands for 800Mb/s(megabits) which is 100MB/s(megabytes)
Originally Posted by jonny1989 View Post
Even RAID 0 solid-state drive don't come close to filling up 300Mb/s worth the bandwidth. 300Mb/s=37.5MB/s
Raid0 2xHDs does about 130MB/s(megabytes)x8= 1040Mb/s(megabits)
so my point was that raid0 does come close filling up 300Mb/s(megabits)=37.5MB/s(megabytes) cuase it already runs at 130MB/s(megabytes). So even firewire 800 is not realy fast enough for raid0, thats why they started putting eSATA ports on motherboards, cause SATAII speed is 3Gb/s which is 375MB/s(megabytes).
Megabyte/s = MB/s
Gigabit/s = Gb/s
see the difference?
So next time you guys wanna talk about transfer speed make sure you use the capitalize the right letters so we know what your talking about!