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post #1 of 5
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I just got this enclosure, pretty nice for the price. It has both USB and Firewire. Is there any reason I should use Firewire and not USB?
Not too savvy on Firewire.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817193019
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Firewire transfer rates are a good bit faster. Im too tired to think of exact numbers though.
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post #3 of 5
If it's Firewire 800, then wouldn't it supposedly be faster?

I say run HDTach or something and find out which is faster.
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If its Firewire 800 go for it, if not USB 2.0 is a bit faster 480mB as opposed to firewires 400mB
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I just realized this board has no firewire header, I have a pci card but it is older so I doubt it is 800, thanks Guys
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