Connect my DVD drive with Firewire or USB2.0?

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  1. Jerboy

    Jerboy Guest

    The drive is compatible with both USB 2.0 and Firewire.

    I just ordered a combo card with Firewire and USB 2.0. Which one should I use for my DVD writer and why?
     
  2. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    Firewire - it is faster, it is hardware based (USB is software), uses less CPU when in use (compared to USB).

    With that said I just ordered a USB 2.0 external enclosure - why?
    Because nearly *every* computer has USB - but when given the choice between 2.0 and firewire, firewire is always the way to go.

    BTW, USB 2.0 is 400mbp/s and Firewire is 480mbp/s.
     
  3. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    ...and Firewire 800 is 800mbp/s. :)
     
  4. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    if he's ordering a card with USB2 i'm guessing that it will have it's down processor, hence hardware controlled but regardless. Firewire is faster.
     
  5. EvilSS

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    Firewire is faster. WAY faster. We did HDTach benchmarks on Hard drives (2 different enclosures) and it wasn't even close. Almost two fold on some of the benchmarks.

    That being said, your DVD/R drive won't be able to saturate either one, so it really doesn't matter.
     

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