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PowerBook G4 17″ Vs MacBookPro 15.4″

A few days ago I bought a 8GBs Sony USB stick which was supposed to be really fast. It cost me 35 euros or something. I wanted to buy the 16GBs model but there was no “fast” version. Thanks to @vag I chose  the “faster” one. For a few minutes I had to think if there was anything to consider ,related to Mac VS PC , before paying for it but then again 1st of all there was a label saying “Compatible with Macintosh” and 2nd this was just a USB memory stick right?

WRONG! Boom!

While reading the manual (I love to RTFM) I ran accross this: “The memory stick is compatible with >= Windows XP and Mac OS 9. It is not compatible with OS X!”
This is where my hate to Sony came back (1st time was when I trying to downgrade my PSP..).
As compatibility Sony refers to a software they use on those sticks which is called  Virtual Expander.

This thing compresses the data before transferring them to the stick and this is how SONY invented the SUPER DUPER MEGA HIGH SPEED usb memory stick!!!
I wonder why they even bother porting this app on OS 9, I mean 9?? Jesus! and not on OS X.
I love the Bravia Engine Sony but you really suck on this. (Oh and about your “a” dSLR.. Please its a shame to call this thing SRL)

Anyway the USB is not super fast, it works but I dont have the 16GBs model 🙁

Today I run across this nice benchmarking utility for Mac OS X called XBench (which is free).

So I thought I could run a test on both laptops I own just to see the difference.

Here are the results on PowerBook G4 17″ Vs MacBookPro 15.4″:

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