Tushman, on Jan 1 2011, 12:21 PM, said:
As I have tried to explain in this thread, it is anything but a fast drive. I know you were just guessing. But this time your guess was so far off the mark it wasn't even in the realm of possibilities. Why in the world would a hard drive manufacturer like Western Digital make a hard drive with eSATA/Firewire/ USB connections and then only have 4200 rpm? It would be borderline stupidity for their "management" staff to cut corners that way. As for New Egg selling 4200 rpm drives - that's good for them. But you'd be hard pressed to find 4200 rpm drives at a retail store like Best Best! NOT a very common thing.Sun Rat: I've been using the firewire connection since the day I bought it.
Alright, enough, I'm not stupid.I know that the product you got is slow.It is an enclosure that contains a hard drive.The drive itself is fast.The circuitry that connects it via USB is slow or the firmware is buggy.It is a POS product and you are stuck with it.Am I right here?All I've tried to do here is offer some ideas and help.Maybe I don't have your vast technical knowledge, I don't know.As for the link to the 4200 RPM drives, you
asked if anybody made them anymore.
Edited by Frank Golden, 03 March 2011 - 06:16 PM.