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Why is the USB 2.0 transfer on my G5 so slow ?
Old 12th May 2006
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Why is the USB 2.0 transfer on my G5 so slow ?

just bought a WD USB 2 extern disk solely for back up purposes but man these transfers are so slow with my G5. I thought the 2.0 was comparable or faster than Firewire.
Old 12th May 2006
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You don't say how slow, but here's some info on G5 USB 2.0 performance.

http://www.barefeats.com/hard69.html

Mactel USB 2.0 is much improved (due to Intel motheboards), but Firewire 400 is much faster than ANY USB 2 setup, mac or PC. If you want the fastest transfer, go with Firewire 800.

For the most versatility, I buy external drives with all three ports (USB 2, and Firewire 400 & 800) from Other World Computing.
Old 12th May 2006
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USB was made for mouses and keyboards and the like. USB2 is a faster version building further on that.

Firewire was made as high bandwidth multimedia data transfer protocol.

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