fastest attached storage for laptop?

I'm looking for an external enclosure and drives that need to attach to
a laptop.  I need the fastest possible interface and performance.  

(Laptop hard-drives are way to slow to demo a DB sufficiently.)

Should I be looking at firewire, usb 2.0, or something I don't know about?

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LucFConnect With a Mentor EMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Not that I know of, otherwise you should be thinking about a NAS to attach to the laptop with a network cable. But that takes away all advantages of a laptop as you will have to carry the case of the NAS all the time.
LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hi norbs101,

At this moment USB 2.0 is the fastest you can get.
Get yourself an external USB container for IDE drives and get yourself a nice 7200rpm drive or faster.


norbs101Author Commented:
There's no way to get somekind of a striped raid setup?  Even if it's ide?
LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Glad to help ;-)
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