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Originally posted by John Sayers:

I have a new laptop with a 4200rpm drive. I also have an external 7200rpm drive connected via USB.

 

So which is faster in realtime?

 

cheers

john

USB 2.0, I assume.

Even so, the access times come into play. All else being equal with your stated config, the internal will be faster. Test it!

 

NYC Drew

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Originally posted by John Sayers:

Yeah thanks - - it's USB 2.0 how do I test it without having to copy all my audio over to the internal??

 

cheers

john

If you have a single 300-600MB file, and a few thousand files equaling the same,

 

1. burn the files to CD.

2. Copy from CD to internal.

3. Copy from internal to internal

4. Copy from CD to external

5. Copy from external to external.

 

Observer how long each procedure takes.

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Originally posted by nursers:

John, if you hold the external drive ABOVE the laptop, the data will go faster downhill :thu:;)

Unless you're down under. Then you gotta hold it upside down, or downside up. :D

 

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