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Comment: Re: Data transfer? (Score 1) 464

by viperidaenz (#49145195) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem

Nope, if the bottleneck was USB, it would be in the order of a few seconds. 4MB/s is the interface speed of the hard drive that comes with the laptop mentioned.
In practice, USB 2.0 speeds are in the order of 20MB/s - 10 seconds to transfer 177MB, assuming the hard drive is completely full.

If you had two hard drives with PIO mode transfer on the same IDE bus, it would be painfully slow to copy between the two.

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