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Could someone give a rough idea of how long it should normally take to
transfer 1gig of data from an internal ATA133 drive to an external USB 2.0
or Firewire drive?

Many thanks

Bal
 
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Even with overhead, certainly less than a few minutes.



Bal wrote:
> Could someone give a rough idea of how long it should normally take to
> transfer 1gig of data from an internal ATA133 drive to an external USB 2.0
> or Firewire drive?
>
> Many thanks
>
> Bal
>
>
 
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Real world, you'll likely see 40-50 MB per second, so it should be under 30
seconds.


"Bal" <uknews1@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Could someone give a rough idea of how long it should normally take to
> transfer 1gig of data from an internal ATA133 drive to an external USB 2.0
> or Firewire drive?
>
> Many thanks
>
> Bal
>
 
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"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> Real world, you'll likely see 40-50 MB per second, so it should be under
> 30 seconds.
>
>
> "Bal" <uknews1@gmail.com> wrote in message

Thanks chaps, just timed it and it took 83secs from Internal to External USB
and only 30 secs between 2 internal drives.

Will try firewire and see how that fares.

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"Bal" <uknews1@gmail.com> wrote:
>"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
>> Real world, you'll likely see 40-50 MB per second, so it should be under
>> 30 seconds.
>> "Bal" <uknews1@gmail.com> wrote in message
>Thanks chaps, just timed it and it took 83secs from Internal to External USB
>and only 30 secs between 2 internal drives.

There's a nice benchmarking utility at http://www.hdtune.com if you
want to test individual drives. Note that different implementations
of USB and Firewire can have radically different speeds, and neither
will match internal drives. While USB has a faster raw wire speed
than FireWire, IME it's generally quite a bit slower.
 
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<William P.N. Smith> wrote in message
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> "Bal" <uknews1@gmail.com> wrote:
>>"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
>>> Real world, you'll likely see 40-50 MB per second, so it should be under
>>> 30 seconds.
>>> "Bal" <uknews1@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>Thanks chaps, just timed it and it took 83secs from Internal to External
>>USB
>>and only 30 secs between 2 internal drives.
>
> There's a nice benchmarking utility at http://www.hdtune.com if you
> want to test individual drives. Note that different implementations
> of USB and Firewire can have radically different speeds, and neither
> will match internal drives. While USB has a faster raw wire speed
> than FireWire, IME it's generally quite a bit slower.

thanks William, connecting the same enclosure via firewire transferred the
file in 53 seconds which is quite an improvement over USB2.

Cheers

Bal