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i don't get what you're trying to prove in this post!
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
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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
Actually many external enclosures/drive combos are now offering RAID. the SimpleTech boxes are the first that come to mind, though I'm sure there are many other multi-drive RAIDable external drive arrays.
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Actually, I ran RAID 0 off of two external (eSATA) drives for a long time.
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Only time i've ever used firewire is for capturing video from my camcorder.. i always thought it was more of a streaming type of spec then plug and play like USB.

Well i dont let anyone plug anything into my computer and only my laptop has firewire so im safe
    
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Go to your BIOS and disable your firewire, done.


If they get it to work with USB, then we're hosed.
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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)

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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
Megabit/s= Mb/s
Gigabyte/s= GB/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!
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Actually many external enclosures/drive combos are now offering RAID. the SimpleTech boxes are the first that come to mind, though I'm sure there are many other multi-drive RAIDable external drive arrays.
Ah, my bad. Well in any case, your not going to be running anything major off of it, RAID 0, ok, but not something crazy huge. And if someone is, then they would probably wanna use multiple ports.
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