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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Guise, need help. Looking for a new external hard drive - what is the fastest method of data transfer between my computer and a hard drive, e.g. USB, Firewire etc.?
    Firewire, but typically they don't come as standard with the external hard drive.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Firewire, but typically they don't come as standard with the external hard drive.
    I've found a couple that have it but it doesn't seem to be that much faster than USB, looking at the specs :dontknow:. What about "SATA", what is that? eSATA?
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    I've found a couple that have it but it doesn't seem to be that much faster than USB, looking at the specs :dontknow:. What about "SATA", what is that? eSATA?
    AFAIK, there shouldn't be any mention of SATA unless you're looking at internet hard drives. You get SATA I which is 1.5Gb/s transfer speed, SATA II which is 3Gb/s.

    eSATA is equivalent to a SATA port on the motherboard, but instead of it being inside, you could have it outside instead, an external SATA port.
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    an eSATA port also carries power.

    dont forget SATA III is out now, 6Gb/s.

    you could get a external hard drive with a gigabit ethernet connection, if you want multiple users to use it
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    AFAIK, there shouldn't be any mention of SATA unless you're looking at internet hard drives. You get SATA I which is 1.5Gb/s transfer speed, SATA II which is 3Gb/s.

    eSATA is equivalent to a SATA port on the motherboard, but instead of it being inside, you could have it outside instead, an external SATA port.
    This mentions eSATA but nothing about the Internet. What is an Internet hard drive?
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    an eSATA port also carries power.

    dont forget SATA III is out now, 6Gb/s.

    you could get a external hard drive with a gigabit ethernet connection, if you want multiple users to use it
    Just me who wants to use it. How do I know if I have a SATA port thing on my computer, what does it look like?

    EDIT: Don't think I have one. I have Firewire though :teeth:
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    This mentions eSATA but nothing about the Internet. What is an Internet hard drive?
    Internal.

    I've never looked at HDDs like those before so I'd have to research.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Internal.

    I've never looked at HDDs like those before so I'd have to research.
    spikeymike fail :p:
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    spikeymike fail :p:
    An internet hard drive is close to a network drive. :fyi: A network drive is connected directly to a modem or router to share pr0n on a network.
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    i looked at firewire, but seeing as many computers dont use it, i was put off.
    every computer has USB and ethernet :awesome:
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    I don't think I can build stations underground with OpenTTD :nn:. However I've invested in transporting goods, which pay a lot of money. Only problem being, my stations aren't efficient enough to handle the amount of goods that the factories are chucking out :teehee:
    RO/RO stations are the best way around that. Even though the stations will inevitably be a terminus, you should get the trains to come in one side, then go out the other side and loop back on itself. That way, you can have multiple trains loading/unloading at the same time, whilst not impeding their exit from the station by other trains coming into the signal area.
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    i looked at firewire, but seeing as many computers dont use it, i was put off.
    every computer has USB and ethernet :awesome:
    Firewire. Yet another revolutionary product developed by Apple and Sony... :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    RO/RO stations are the best way around that. Even though the stations will inevitably be a terminus, you should get the trains to come in one side, then go out the other side and loop back on itself. That way, you can have multiple trains loading/unloading at the same time, whilst not impeding their exit from the station by other trains coming into the signal area.
    :holmes: Indeed, however I am somewhat restricted in space. I found a way round it, created a new line with a 30-coach train (:awesome:), which clears out all the goods pretty effectively now.
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    :holmes: Indeed, however I am somewhat restricted in space. I found a way round it, created a new line with a 30-coach train (:awesome:), which clears out all the goods pretty effectively now.
    That's even less efficient! :lolwut:
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    That's even less efficient! :lolwut:
    Why? :puppyeyes: I kept the old inefficient line, but the new one makes the most of there only being space for another two platforms. I'll post a screenshot.
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    (Original post by secretmessages from another thread)
    When you assume, you make an ASS out of U and ME :teehee:
    :facepalm2: :lol:
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    Everything within the yellow circle is the same station:
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    New question: if I were to buy a tablet PC that's not the iPad, how much should I be looking to spend and do you have any recommendations?
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    New question: if I were to buy a tablet PC that's not the iPad, how much should I be looking to spend and do you have any recommendations?
    Why do you need a tablet? You have a netbook IIRC. :holmes:
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Why do you need a tablet? You have a netbook IIRC. :holmes:
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