I bought the firewire 40GB HD i listed in got|deals, and opened the sucker up. Inside is a IBM GX120 40 GB 7200 RPM deathstar. Its attached to the oxford 911 chipset by a short 40 pin IDE cable.
I have a macally firewire enclosure with a short 80 pin cable, and this one only uses a 40 pin cable. the drive is very fast as it is, but if switching to a 80 pin cable will give me a performance boost, then i will do it.
so, how fast (ataXX) of a drive will be utilized by the oxford chipset? I know i have a link to this information someplace in my favorites menu, but i am too lazy to look.
heres a pic of the guts: