Thank you - you are a gentleman and a scholar.
I was going to delete the 'gentleman', but then I noticed that you did provide a useful
reply in less than a day.
A 'free' utility would of course be better if it does the job. I'm just going to use this on a very casual basis so it's not worth a lot of money for me.
I tried X-bench and Drivetest.
Not sure i trust the X-bench results, some of them vary a lot from test to test...almost 100% for some of the CPU tests.
But then again, I was really trying to figure out how fast or slow my firewire connections are and if it matters if I use the built-in firewire or the add on firewire PCI card.
Drivetest seems to be good for that. but if I look for one single
representative number, which particular test should I run to be most representative of a real live situation?
People always quote a relatively narrow range of values for transfer speed, I get a pretty wide range depending on block size and type of test.