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Old 03-20-2006, 02:48 PM
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Smart Updates does, indeed, spend time evaluating, but evaluation involves a ton of I/O too, Dale -- we're stepping through two drives, and reading data and metadata for every file on the drive. So, it'll definitely be affected by the speed of the I/O interface.

USB is also a unidirectional interface, which has an effect, and can be slowed down by many factors, including the presence of any non-HiSpeed devices on the bus.

And, absolutely, you want an Oxford bridge. The Prolific bridges just don't work reliably. The drives we recommend all have Oxford bridges.
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