How much faster is Firewire 800, really?

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  1. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    I had a Firewire 400 drive for backups, but it was only 80GB and my HD is 120GB. So I just got a Lacie 120GB Firewire 800 rubber encased drive from apple.com

    It was taking 2 hours to backup 60GB. Think it will be alot faster on the new drive?

    http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10722
     
  2. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    doesnt it also depend on how fast the drive can write? i dont know much about this.
     
  3. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    I think there will be a noticeable improvement, yes.
     
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  4. dfunk

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    Took me 1 hr 30 mins to back up 40 gigs via USB 2.0 on to a 7200 RPM WD My Book
     
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