Is Thunderbolt really slower than FireWire 800 in Target Disk Mode?
Just wondering if this was true and if so, there was a firmware update coming down the pike. Don't want to waste my money on this cable unless it's going work well for Target Disk Mode. Thanks!
- Asked by Dan M from Stockton
- Jul 15, 2011
Apple Thunderbolt Cable
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3 Answers from the Community
I have found Firewire 800 to be faster.
4GB File took 1.5 min with Thunderbolt in Target Disc Mode
Same file took 54 sec. with Firewire 800
Not sure why ?
- Answered by James M from Cincinnati
- Jul 31, 2011
Target disk mode with thunderbolt is faster than FireWire 800
- Answered by Ryan G from Abbotsford
- Jul 23, 2011
No, it's much faster.
- Answered by Alex H from Cedar Rapids
- Jul 16, 2011