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Firewire 800 transfer rate very sloowwww...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by thesaladman, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. thesaladman

    thesaladman Thread Starter

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    I recently purchased a Lacie big disk extreme external hardrive http://www.mobileplanet.com/d.aspx?i=151350 ,It's a 1tb and has both usb and firewire ports, I've connected it via firewire 800,and the transfer rate is only around 15-20mbps....by far extremely slow...the manual says the transfer rate should be around 100-80mbps when connected via firewire 800...any ideas as how to increase this speed?? :confused:

    Here are the technical details about the transfer speeds:
    Interface Transfer Rates (maximum bus speed)
    FireWire 800: up to 800Mbits/s (100MB/s); FireWire 400: up to 400Mbits/s (50MB/s); USB 2.0: up to 480Mbits/s (60MB/s)

    Right now my speeds are much lower than those figures, any ideas people??
     
  2. Rache

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    One thing to try is to reinstall the 1394 firewire driver.
     
  3. thesaladman

    thesaladman Thread Starter

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    I did, no change....
     
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