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Member Since: Mar 18, 2007
Location: Blumenau, Brazil
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Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2,33GHz C2D 2GB RAM 256MB video + LCD Samsung 20" 206BW + Maxtor OneTouch III 500GB

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Hey guys,

Is there a way to test the transfer speed of a firewire connection?

The reason is that I've bought a externall HDD with FW 800 connection.

It proclaims itself to have a sustained transfer rate of 73MB/sec.

It would give me roughly 4.4 GB/min, right?

Last night a did the first backup from my mbp to the ext disk.

I'm not sure, but as far as I could notice, transfer rates were about 2 GB/min...

What should I expect from this kind of connection?

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