Subject: Re: USB 2.0 support - problems?
To: Michael van Elst <>
From: Gilbert Fernandes <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/17/2004 16:26:38
On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 03:09:18PM +0100, Michael van Elst wrote:

> this is a SP1604 drive (5400rpm, 2MB cache) inside a
> USB2/Firewire enclosure.

i use a 5400 hard disk on my laptop (thinkpad x30)
the best speed i get from it is 12 mb/s at sustained
rate, so if you get a speed between 10 and 15 mb/s from
the usb2 i think that usb2 handles it pretty well :)

now 7200 disks or faster might hit a limit on speed
when used on usb2 but i honestly lack technical knowledge
to know :D

Gilbert Fernandes