I was hoping to add a 250Gb maxtor one touch ii with 16mb cache and 7200rpm to my winxp rig via firewire. The plan was to use this drive to store videos archived from my dvr for streaming over cat5e to devices around the house.
I am expecting that the only performance difference with this external drive versus a same spec internal drive would be the connection, firewire verus ?? (Internal). Does anyone know if the firewire connection can handle streaming video throughput as adequately as a Ultra ATA/100 internal drive would?