Subject: Re: IEEE1394 (firewire) vs USB2
To: Chuck Yerkes <email@example.com>
From: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/02/2002 18:11:54
On Fri, 2 Aug 2002, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
# Quoting Kevin Sullivan (email@example.com):
# > I would have gone with SCSI, but nowadays SCSI is very expensive and I
# > really don't need the performance for my home system. So I'm comparing
# > firewire and USB2.
# SCSI performs better. It costs more.
SCSI's additional components do not justify THAT much of a price
difference. They charge that much more because They Can [TM].
# USB2 drives should work with USB1. That's a plus. Firewire
# is only 40MB/sec (slow SCSI). USB2 is theoretically a little
# faster. Does having a USB1 device kick that down to "slow
Heh. "Slow SCSI". 40 is not all that slow -- consider the poor sots
who are stuck using 20 or 10.
# Perhaps you just want to get a large IDE drive and stick it
# inside your i386 box. 80 GB is around $110 on sale. Put in
# in some enclosure later.
Make sure you have adequate cooling for your drive, and keep good backups.
Even 4GB of information is a non-trivial amount of data, let alon 80GB.
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