[ubuntu-uk] fast external hard drive

ajb35 at kent.ac.uk ajb35 at kent.ac.uk
Wed Nov 1 14:44:43 GMT 2006

I'm running my desktop computer completely off a USB hard drive with no problems. As long as you have a USB2.0 port and drive then the maximum transfer rate is 480MBPs. When you consider a standard PATA connection is only 133MBPs it's more than enough. Firewire connections are also faster then hard drives can throughput so you should have no problems with a firewire or USB2 HDD.

----- Original Message -----
From: Albert Vilella <avilella at gmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2006 2:03 pm
Subject: [ubuntu-uk] fast external hard drive
To: British Ubuntu Talk <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>

> Hi,
> I am in the market for a fast external hard drive that I could
> potentially use to have more than one Linux distro/version on my
> laptop.
> Has anyone had good experiences with firewire devices?
> My idea would be to put the most essential IO-intensive parts of the
> OS in the internal hard-drive, and put the rest of the stuff on the
> external one.
> Any pointers?
> Cheers,
> -- 
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-uk
> https://wiki.kubuntu.org/UKTeam/
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