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USB 3.0 external hard drive

by wonderboy1953 / November 4, 2009 3:31 AM PST

With USB 3.0, since it's 10 times faster than 2.0, would that mean an external hard drive would be quicker than an internal hard drive?

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by jeff_windows_team / November 4, 2009 3:40 AM PST

I believe transfer rates would increase.... not sure they function the same though. Anyone care to enlighten me/us?

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by Jimmy Greystone / November 4, 2009 4:12 AM PST

No, because latency times with USB would hinder performance considerably. You're also talking THEORETICAL transfer speeds. You're never going to see anything even approaching those advertised speeds. Slash about 10% off the top for overhead, and you'll get something a bit more realistic.

Internal drives are always going to be faster.

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