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USB vs. Firewire RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an external drive that has USB and firewire connections.  I know firewire is faster, but will I really see a difference?  If so, I'll have to add a firewire card as my server does not have an existing firewire port.  I know the cards aren't expensive but is it worth it?  Also, if I switch that drive from USB to fireware WHS should still recognize the drive as the correct drive shouldn't it?  I have data on it and don't want to risk losing it. 

    Thoughts?
    Monday, March 10, 2008 3:12 PM

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  • I doubt that you will see any improvement from switching from USB to Firewire. In theory, Firewire will deliver better performance. In practice, in this application, there are other factors that will mask that performance improvement.
    Monday, March 10, 2008 5:05 PM
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