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11-17-2007 10:06 PM
MR4JS wrote:You will only benefit from eSATA when both disks use it. So the drive in your PC and the FreeAgent Pro should both use it or you will see no speed benefit over FireWire of USB 2.
11-17-2007 10:24 PM
TRoss wrote:Question #1. Must I partition the FA-Pro 750 into two logical drives to allow both uses? If partitioning is not a requirement, is there are performance or reliability gain in partitioning?
No. The 1394/USB bus is much slower than the drive itself. Typically I would leave it as one partition.
TRoss wrote:Question #2. My docking station has USB 2.0 ports, but no built-in IEEE 1394 firewire port or eSATA port. (The Latitude D420 does have a IEEE 1394 firewire port, but that it inaccessible when docked.) The docking station does have an open expansion slot for a half-height PCI card. What performance gain can I expect if I install a firewire or eSATA card in the expansion slot over USB 2.0?The ESATA would of course be the faster of the three. With firewire and USB being negligible. If you are just using it for flexible storage I would just stick with the USB.