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View Full Version : Thunderbolt, FireWire 800 or USB 2.0, Who Wins?


Jeff Campbell
07-06-2011, 10:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/06/29/thunderbolt-drive-blows-away-firewire-800-with-11-5x-faster-speeds/' target='_blank'>http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/06...-faster-speeds/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The folks over at Macworld got one of the new Pegasus R6 RAID systems in for testing and put it through its paces. The testing proved to be a huge win for Thunderbolt, which showed a massive improvement over FireWire 800 and just decimated USB 2.0."</em></p><p><img height="261" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1309887439.usr105634.jpg" style="margin-left: 40px; margin-right: 40px;" width="520" /></p><p>That is a crazy jump in improvement over FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 doesn't even come close. You can see the full results at <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/160819/2011/06/pegasusr6thunderbolt.html#lsrc=twt_jsnell" target="_blank">Macworld</a> but from the chart above, there doesn't seem to be any question that Thunderbolt is the clear winner.&nbsp;</p>