pcmcia speed for firewire 800

  rsturbo 19:16 07 Jun 2008
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i want to use my fwire 800 ext hdd on my laptop will a pcmcia card allow the full data speed thruput?

  ambra4 22:07 07 Jun 2008
  paul€ 22:15 07 Jun 2008

The card will as it delivers a single lane PCI-e throughput rate up to 2.5Gbps, but after the cache loads don't expect much more than 60 to 80Mbps and this might be throttled down by the speed of the cpu, memory and IDE/SATA bus of the laptop.

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