Can someone explain to me the extreme difference in speed between this drive
and this one.
I bought the first one seeing the USB 2.0 and then realized its transfer rate is only 60 MB/s. That is just poking slow compared to the second drive which uses USB 2.0 to its fullest bandwidth. Certainly the 5400 RPM doesn't make all the difference...?
Anyway, I got an RMA for the first drive and will buy another one with more care, but I certainly am curious why the speed differential between two USB 2.0 external hard drives. I just can't believe hard drive speed is the reason, but perhaps I am wrong. But how could I be wrong about that. Laptops still use 5400 RPM drives. Not so fast anymore but not 60 MB/s either...