how fast external firewire hardrive?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Getho, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Getho

    Getho Guest

    Got a Western Digital 80 GB (WD800JB) in an fireward enclosure. It seems
    sloowwww. Its taking 10 minutes to copy 4GB from a fast system drive. Can
    that be right? Thats almost as slow as a DVD! (I guess its about 6 or 7 MB
    per second).

    Getho
     
    Getho, Nov 2, 2004
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    Black Adder Guest

    Isn't Firewire 400mb/sec?

    What speed is a WD Hard Drive?
     
    Black Adder, Nov 4, 2004
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    derek / nul Guest

    50 - 60 MB/s
     
    derek / nul, Nov 4, 2004
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