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Is USB boost a gimmick on external HD?


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#1 flyswatter888

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 03:39 AM

I bought a 2 TB LaCie external hard drive and it says that it has a 33% usb boost. Does it actually make the transfer faster or is it just another sales gimmick?

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 10:43 AM

I did a little search for information on how the "boost" works, but so far haven't been anything definitive. I did see that it has some compatibility issue. The following is from their wed site.

1.1. Minimum System Requirements
1.1.1. Windows
✦✦Windows XP, 32 bit and 64 bit
✦✦Windows Vista and Windows 7, 32 bit versions only.
✦✦Hi-speed USB 2.0
IMPORTANT NOTE: LaCie USB Boost is not compatible with Macintosh
and Linux operating systems and 64 bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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