external drive FW400 or USB2.0?

Started Nov 16, 2004 | Discussions thread
Dave Lewis Forum Pro • Posts: 10,425
Re: external drive FW400 or USB2.0?

ero2 wrote:

which is faster, I have heard both from several people and can't
seem to get the low down, anyone care to share?
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My USB 2.0 high speed devices are only a little faster than USB 1. My firewire drives and card readers are lightening fast. I can boot from the drive and honestly I can see absolutely no difference in the performance of my G4 using that drive than being booted from the internal. You can't boot from USB2.0 either.
Dave Lewis

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