Re: Sarge with ext3, reiserfs (3/4?) or xfs?
On Tue, 08 Feb 2005, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > > > and there is USB2 which is
> > > > good enough and nearly always supported.
> > >
> > > USB2 is much slower than firewire, and if a slow device is plugged
> > So what, if it is fast enough? I do not need a 1GB/s (or 2GB/s, I forget)
> > channel to connect a single 320Mbit/s device.
Firewire is either 1GB/s or 2GB/s I think. A typical HD is about 320Mbit/s
sustained, even if it can get a bit better during bursts.
> I myself tested an external HDD that had both firewire & USB2
> jacks. And then I attached the drive to the IDE chain.
> Internally, the drive got 55MB/s
> With firewire, the drive got 30MB/s
> With USB2, it got 12MB/s.
This is USB1.1, not USB2. Something in your chain did not get validated as
> The only thing that USB is really good for is really slow stuff
> like mice, keyboards, drawing pens, etc.
Sorry, but I don't agree with you. It works well for moderately fast
devices as well. IF you have it working as USB2, of course.
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