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What's faster between USB <2.0 and Bluetooth


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I'm going to transfer a bunch of data (1-2 gigabytes) to my mobile phone soon, and want to know whether it would be faster via Bluetooth or USB (I don't have USB 2.0, so USB <2.0 (less than)). The last time I transfered via bluetooth it showed a bitrate of a steady 56 kbps (I think it means kilobytes, not kilobits since that would be extremely slow).
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Bluetooth basic transfer rate = 125 kilobytes/sec.
Bluetooth enhanced rate can be up to 3x that = 375 kilobytes/sec.

USB 1.1 (the original USB standard) = 187 kilobytes/sec.

So if you can configure your bluetooth device to use enhanced rate, it's twice as fast as USB 1.1.
If however, you can only get bluetooth to use the basic rate, USB 1.1 is faster but not by much.

Edited by pip22, 26 November 2006 - 08:12 AM.

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I think my pc bluetooth is connect via the computer's usb port; does this affect the (possible) speed?
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well if ur blue tooth is connected to ur usb1.1 then the max potential transfere rate is the speed of ur usb1.1 so i'd ditch the blue tooth and go with the usb transfere.
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Yea, bluetooth just isn't good enough yet to match wired transfers.
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I thought something like that. Thanks.
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