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Old 04-17-2004, 05:50 AM   #1
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External Firewire or USB 2.0 ?

I'm considering buying an external cabinet for a 40gig drive I have.

What should I choose, Firewire or USB 2.0, any brands I should
stay away from? I'm going to use it on an old PII 433Mhz notebook.
Should this be taken into consideration?
Which one is less CPU intensive?
Old 04-17-2004, 07:43 AM   #2
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I would guess that firewire is less CPU intensive since it really is serial SCSI.
Firewire is designed to run without a central controlling CPU like USB require.


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