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
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3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    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