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Windows 7: USB.E-SATA external hard drives

06 May 2011   #1
Northerner

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
USB.E-SATA external hard drives

I am currently running Ubuntu 11.04 on my HP (DV5 1110em) laptop from an external USB 2 Buffalo ministation hard drive, I have noticed my machine is equipped with an E-SATA port. Would using an e-sata external hard drive be any faster that the usb option ?.

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Northerner


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06 May 2011   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Let's say the BUS is definitely faster on e-Sata. But if you really notice any improvement depends largely on your Hard drive.
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06 May 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Northerner View Post
I am currently running Ubuntu 11.04 on my HP (DV5 1110em) laptop from an external USB 2 Buffalo ministation hard drive, I have noticed my machine is equipped with an E-SATA port. Would using an e-sata external hard drive be any faster that the usb option ?.

Regards
Northerner
eSata is faster. USB 2.0 usually gives you around 20-30MB/s. As long as the hard drive in that enclosure can go faster than that, you should have no problems getting those speeds. I usually get 80-90MB/sec with my eSATA docks.
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07 May 2011   #4
Northerner

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Thanks for your help.
Is there any particular eSata external hard drive you could recommend ?, do they take power from the lap top or the mains ?.
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Northerner
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