[clug] USB 2.0 vs Firewire CPU overhead query.
duncan_roe at acslink.net.au
Sat Dec 20 00:05:50 GMT 2003
You could try running xcpustate in a corner of your screen.
That way you'd see immediately whether your CPU is busy or not.
I run it all the time - Sticky and StaysOnTop (FVWMspeak).
Cheers ... Duncan.
On Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 08:34:29AM +1100, Telek, John wrote:
> 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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