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Windows 7: PCI Express Esata Bracket or Direct Bracket?

21 Aug 2015   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

If you bother to notice,
A lot of people on old machine may not have usb3 or 3.1 ports as you

The manufacture of the device you use didn't want to make a device exclusively for usb3
So enter why it also has esata connection options

The device is designed for usb3 usage
Your also fortunate enough to have usb3.1 as well = use it if the device likes it
Otherwise ask the manufacture of the device for the best connection

I'll bet usb 3.1 would be best


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21 Aug 2015   #12
Anesthetic

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
If you bother to notice,
A lot of people on old machine may not have usb3 or 3.1 ports as you

The manufacture of the device you use didn't want to make a device exclusively for usb3
So enter why it also has esata connection options

The device is designed for usb3 usage
Your also fortunate enough to have usb3.1 as well = use it if the device likes it
Otherwise ask the manufacture of the device for the best connection

I'll bet usb 3.1 would be best
Thank you! I wish the external device was 3.1. That would have been neat. But it seems that the 3.1 ports do make a difference.

I appreciate you, Mr. Thrash.
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21 Aug 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It's tough to tell what exact type of cable the device comes with or if there's a better one available
It would seem a 3.0 capable device would come with a gold tipped cable ?

The only thing I've noticed about esata ports and cables is they fit rather well and are a little more securely fastened opposed to any usb connection.

The esata cards I would imagine would depend on the board and if it has rapid storage sata ports on it and messing with raid.... which is way to complicated
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21 Aug 2015   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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21 Aug 2015   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Considering HDDs haven't saturated SATA II speeds yet, all this worrying about whether USB 3.0, USB 3.1, e-SATA II, or e-SATA III is faster is pointless. The only thing is that matters is any of those will be faster than USB 2.0 and faster than a HDD will need.
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21 Aug 2015   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I'll buy that
7200rpm
5200rpm worst of all
I didn't notice the "Y" splitter on that cable I posted but at least it shows there is gold tipped usb3 cables
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21 Aug 2015   #17
Anesthetic

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Actually, my USB 3.0 cables just comes in silver. Not gold. I don't really think either one would make a difference though.

Thank you!
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21 Aug 2015   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Probably not but at least you'll have all the proper equipment so if you ever do switch to sdd's you'll be setup
One of your concerns were the cabling and how long....
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21 Aug 2015   #19
Anesthetic

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Probably not but at least you'll have all the proper equipment so if you ever do switch to sdd's you'll be setup
One of your concerns were the cabling and how long....
Oh yea! The length as far as esata external to the actual pass-through, then from the pass-through to the mobo. Is that a total of 39 inches? They literally only sell those cables at 20 inches a piece. So, I'd be at like..... the maximum or just over.

And you said ssd? So, you're telling me if I connect an ssd instead of these hdds via usb 3.0, I'll get maximum throughput? That's probably what USB 3.0 is really designed for. It's just funny that they make these usb 3.0 drives with regular HDDs.... it's almost like a marketing gimmick.
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21 Aug 2015   #20
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anesthetic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Probably not but at least you'll have all the proper equipment so if you ever do switch to sdd's you'll be setup
One of your concerns were the cabling and how long....
Oh yea! The length as far as esata external to the actual pass-through, then from the pass-through to the mobo. Is that a total of 39 inches? They literally only sell those cables at 20 inches a piece. So, I'd be at like..... the maximum or just over.

And you said ssd? So, you're telling me if I connect an ssd instead of these hdds via usb 3.0, I'll get maximum throughput? That's probably what USB 3.0 is really designed for. It's just funny that they make these usb 3.0 drives with regular HDDs.... it's almost like a marketing gimmick.
They make the external HDDs with USB 3.0 connectivity because USB 3.0 is supposed to have more power available. The older USB 2.0 external HDDs often had to have a second USB connector added to the cable to get additional power from a second USB port. However, not all computers with USB 3.0 ports provide the maximum power called for in the USB 3.0 specs. My external HDDs are 7200 rpm 2.5" WD Blacks in USB 3.0 Arctic enclosures. I had to get USB 3.0 cables that also had that second power only connector to get them to work reliably on the USB 3.0 ports on my notebook (I also had the darnedest time finding them).

An SSD will definitely be faster on a USB 3.0 connection than a HDD. However, if you only move a small amount of data at a time, you may not notice the difference.
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