Bandwidth, speed of drive storage: eSATA, FireWire, USB2

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Wikipedia's list covering the bandwidth of every imaginable external hard drive format (plus wireless and wired networks):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_device_bandwidths#Peripheral

...and for internal drives:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_device_bandwidths#Storage

In particular, note that eSATA is about 3 times faster than FireWire 800, and about 6 times faster than FireWire 400:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA#Comparisons_with_other_interfaces

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