Hi there. I just bought a 2TB Fantom drive to consolidate the 3 externals I have plugged into my Dell XPS Gen 3 right now. I copied over about 450GB of files to it so far and that seemed to take forever. About 20 mins to copy 20GB of files...starts out at about 40MB/sec but midway slows down to about 20MB/sec.
I have one more drive that contains about 980GB that I want to copy over to the 2TB drive but I don't even want to deal with how long that will take so I was thinking of getting an eSata PCI card (only one PCIe slot on my ol' Dell and that's occupied by the graphics card)
If I'm copying from one external to another do I need a 2 slot eSATA PCI card and BOTH drives plugged into it?
If I get a one slot will I only get half the speed?