External Hard Drive Speed Tests

As a followup to a recent discussion in the AshMUG-Talk e-mail discussion list, the real-world data transfer speeds to external hard disks with different interfaces: USB 2.0, Firewire 400 and Firewire 800, are compared. Connection through a hub slows down USB hard drives significantly but hub connection or daisy-chaining doesn’t affect Firewire drives. 11/09