[clug] USB 2.0 vs Firewire CPU overhead query.

Telek, John John_Telek at tesg5.com.au
Thu Dec 18 21:34:29 GMT 2003

Is it true that there is more CPU overhead with usb than firewire ?

If so, why cant we have like a hardware enhaced usb that has it's own
local memory and DMA support ???

The reason I ask is I have noticed that my USB/FW external drive seems a
lot quicker when I use FW as opposed to USB 2.0.


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