I am doing research to assemble a Portable Digital Audio workstation with my laptop (Toshiba Satellite 2435-S255) and looking for ways to get the fastest drives… I was looking at some of the very fast hard drives like the Western Digital Raptor, and Maxtor also has a few that are very fast.
I would like to know if I can put one in an external enclosure and connect it to my laptop (via firewire?), and still get the same or a significantly high speed out of it. Or what if I were to connect one via a SATA PCMCIA card?
What would be the fastest to slowest of these choices:
SCSI PCMCIA card
SATA PCMCIA card
Firewire 800 PCMCIA card?
From what I hear, I might still have slower than desired results depending on what is going on inside with the PCI Bus…
Dont know if this helps shed any light, but it says that I have the O2 Micro 0Z6933 Cardbus Controller, and a Texas Instruments Firewire Controller.
thanks in advance,