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Old December 13th, 2009, 09:31 AM   #1
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Sony U1 firewire 800?

Is the bottleneck on the U1 the drive or the USB protocol? Has anyone tried taking the unit apart and installing it in a firewire 800 capable enclosure or would this be a waste of time given the read speed of the drive? Is this even possible? Is the drive SATA or ATA?
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Old December 13th, 2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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The bottleneck is the drive. The maximum data rate of the discs with a single laser is around 80Mb/s, well within the capabilities of USB. Firewire would be no increase in performance.
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