Mechanical drives will be limited to around 140MB/s due to the physical nature of the
product, which is still USB 1 Speeds.
The Hybrid one's might help, but I
suspect you won't really see much diffrence unless the SSD section of the drive is able to
cache your entire project/sound bank.
ESata connnections are faster, but you'd
be looking at some sort of SSD to take advantage of those speeds.
current Maxtor is a few years old I imagine it's running around between 80MB/s &
100MB/s if your lucky so you might see, say around a 20% - 30% increase using a new
external but it's not going to blow you away by any means.
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