Firewire or usb2 connection

hi

i want to know if a nec nd3500 connected to a pc by usb2 or firewire

is more fast than the ide connection.

thanks you

IDE is much faster… it is less headache. Yout have to get the right enclosure with right bridgeboard in order to get 16x to work on 3500. USB2 is generally not able to pass 12x from what I have gather around the forum.