Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/21/qanda_esata/

Is eSATA really better than USB 2.0 and Firewire?

Q&A

By Matt B

Posted in Hardware, 21st September 2007 14:48 GMT

I am looking to buy an external hard drive and I am impressed with the speed of an eSATA connection - 300MBps, it's claimed. Is it really this fast in real life?

Or is it just as fast as Firewire? If it is not as fast as its advertised, why not?