FireWire vs. SCSI: Which Is Faster?

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
Category: Archive

Bare Feats posted results of speed tests they made on some desktop systems to see how fast FireWire is today, using existing hard disks and controllers, and compared them with the current crop of SCSI drives. It looks like SCSI is still the king of the high-speed buses, but FireWire is relatively new and future devices will be able to use the full potential of this bus. SCSI is still the only bootable external bus available, while FireWire and USB offer hot-swapping. Savvy SCSI users know that it’s possible, though not recommended, to hot-swap SCSI drives and use SCSI Probe to mount and unmount disks.

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