OT - U320 drives magnitude of speed faster than firewire
July 20, 2008 10:56AM
FYI:
For backing up projects and QT movies; I found that a
SCSI U320 drive to be about 10 to 12 times faster than
a Firewire 400 drive.

JTYWLTK
Re: OT - U320 drives magnitude of speed faster than firewire
July 20, 2008 07:57PM
I agree that SCSI Ultra320 is faster, but I disagree that it should be used for backup for a bunch of reasons...it's usually used in a RAID Array for high speed audio / video work. As a backup medium it's not practical at all because you need a separate controller card (which leaves out laptop owners) and the drives are not "hot swappable".

A FW800 Array is still my choice for work AND backups. Inexpensive / fast / universally accepted / hot swappable (on Macs, anyway winking smiley). It's twice as fast as FW400. Speed isn't the only difference between FW400 and FW800: FireWire 800 also allows longer cables, which can dramatically increase the distance between FireWire devices. SCSI...can't (or really shouldn't) go more than 6 feet in length.

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