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Windows 7: Here are my computer specs. Why is my eSATA port slow

02 Aug 2009   #1
Duckling

Windows 7
 
 
Here are my computer specs. Why is my eSATA port slow

I installed Windows 7 and the transfer of data between my
WD MyBook II (My Book Studio Edition II 2 TB Hard Drives ( WDH2Q20000 ))

is really slow.
Transferring around 30 MB/s

Is there a driver or something to correct this?

I've been trying to figure this out for awhile

HP dv7-2078ca PC Specifications


Hardware
Product Name dv7-2078ca
Product Number NM098UA#ABC
Microprocessor 2.00 GHz Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q9000
Microprocessor Cache 6MB L2 Cache
Memory 8192MB
Memory Max 8192MB
Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Video Memory Up to 2815MB (1024MB dedicated)
Hard Drive 1TB (5400RPM)
Multimedia Drive LightScribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer
Display 17.3” Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
Fax/Modem High speed 56k modem
Network Card Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless Connectivity • 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN (13)
Sound • Altec Lansing with SRS Premium Sound and Sub-Woofer
Keyboard 101-key compatible with full size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad
PC Card Slots 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
External Ports • 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
• 4 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 4th port shared with eSATA
• 2 Headphone out
• 1 microphone-in
• HDMI
• 1 VGA (15-pin)
• eSATA + USB 2.0
• 1 RJ-11 (modem)
• 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
• 1 notebook expansion port 3
• 1 IEEE 1394
• irewire (4-pin)
• 1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)
Other Devices
Dimensions 16.2" (W) x 10.9" (D) x 1.37" (min H)/1.70" (max H)
Weight 7.67 lbs
Security • Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
• Power-on password
• Accepts 3rd party security lock devices
Power • 120W AC Adapter
• 8-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
What's In The Box HP Mobile Remote Control
Software


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02 Aug 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Can you check if write cache is enabled in policies tab of the drive?
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02 Aug 2009   #3
Antman

 

From HP:
Depending on your computer model, the computer may
include a USB port only

Please describe the physical appearance of the eSATA port and/or cable.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Aug 2009   #4
Duckling

Windows 7
 
 

Yes write caching is enabled on the device

Though I'd like to be able to use "quick removal" as the removal policy
as I find myself often doing this. This isn't enabled right now though
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02 Aug 2009   #5
Duckling

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
From HP:
Depending on your computer model, the computer may
include a USB port only

Please describe the physical appearance of the eSATA port and/or cable.
I'm definitely using a eSATA port

I bought a eSATA cable and it fits in to the WD eSATA connection



Its the 3rd one from the top of the unit
right above the usb port
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02 Aug 2009   #6
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duckling View Post
I'm definitely using a eSATA port

I bought a eSATA cable and it fits in to the WD eSATA connection



Its the 3rd one from the top of the unit
right above the usb port
Its not USB, it's firewire but back on topic, you can access the harddrive, right? and transfer files from/to it? You could try to check WD site for drivers, or simply get a firewire cable instead sorry i cant help you more
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02 Aug 2009   #7
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Your internal drive is (5400RPM) model.

So transfer of 30mb/s isn't so bad.

The chain is as strong as it's weakest link.

My 7200rpm's do about 50mb/s.

Also depends very much on what you are transfering, large or small files.
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02 Aug 2009   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Its not USB, it's firewire but back on topic
Well, actually....it's 2 firewire ports, 1 eSATA port and 1 USB port.
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02 Aug 2009   #9
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Your internal drive is (5400RPM) model.

So transfer of 30mb/s isn't so bad.

The chain is as strong as it's weakest link.

My 7200rpm's do about 50mb/s.

Also depends very much on what you are transfering, large or small files.
exactly, on my WD harddrive, it transfer slower when there is a lot of small files, then when there is only 1 big file
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02 Aug 2009   #10
Duckling

Windows 7
 
 

I dunno tech support at western digital said that was slow...and it should be in the Gb range
But, then again they also said their drives weren't compatible with windows 7.
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