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Windows 7: Usb 3.0 vs esata

11 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Usb 3.0 vs esata

Quick question!

Whats faster! USB 3.0 or ESATA!?

Ive go-ogled and cant find a definitive answer..

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11 Dec 2010   #2

W7 Professional x64
 
 

It seems that they are on par with each other based on transfer speed alone, which is at 3 Gbps according to information I found on PCworld.
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11 Dec 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Sata II @ 3Gbps and Sata III @ 6Gbps vs USB 3 @ 5Gbps.
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11 Dec 2010   #4
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Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

These are all theoretical numbers. No spinning disk needs those speeds (they operate below 1Mb/sec). It is only good if you have an external SSD - but who can afford that.
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11 Dec 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Even then, it is theoretical. They take the highest sustained benchmark numbers.
It could have lasted seconds or whatever, no one really knows.

Sustainable transfer rates will always be slower than that.

It's like the Minimum vs. Recommended Requirements of a game.

Min = What it takes to get the game to show a picture and make some movement. Not indicating how much movement.

Recommended = Could be playable for some, but that's about it, and usually at lowest to maybe medium settings. And even that depends on the system. It's playable, but not optimal.

Just an analogy.
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