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Windows 7: Double-speed USB 3.0 to arrive next year

07 Jan 2013   #11
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Gives me an excuse to wait adding a PCI-E USB3 expansion card into my machine. :P


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08 Jan 2013   #12
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Let's hope it will be really faster. Today's USB3 at 5Gb is actually slower than eSata at 3Gb. Go figure.

I have an HP W7 desktop I just bought in September that has a couple USB 3.0 ports. Don't know how the speed measures but it's a LOT faster than 2.0. Really nice if you're moving a bunch of photos, etc.
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08 Jan 2013   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Let's hope it will be really faster. Today's USB3 at 5Gb is actually slower than eSata at 3Gb. Go figure.

I have an HP W7 desktop I just bought in September that has a couple USB 3.0 ports. Don't know how the speed measures but it's a LOT faster than 2.0. Really nice if you're moving a bunch of photos, etc.
Yeah, it is faster than USB2. But eSata is even faster.

I have a desktop with USB3 and eSata and when I make images to the same external disk to either one, the images go faster on the eSata although the specifications would not suggest that.
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08 Jan 2013   #14
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I imagine eSata has lower latency ir something.
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08 Jan 2013   #15
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
We already have Thunderbolt ports for PCs, SATA Express is coming, and now USB 3.0x2. Let's do some calculation... Here's my current USB 3.0 flashdrive's CrystalDisk Benchmark:
x2 this benchmark and still won't be as good as a decent SATA III SSD's performance, much less getting close to Thunderbolt and SATA Express transfer rates...
Thunderbolt is also significantly juicier, as you can daisy-chain 10 or so stuff and still get pretty high speed anyway since it uses a better protocol. (within reason, of course)

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I imagine eSata has lower latency ir something.
eSata is the same as if it was internal, as it is just cosmetically different from a normal Sata port on a mobo. Can run circles around USB 3.0 anytime, anywhere as it has a lot less overhead sot it is much closer to its theoretical max speed than USB 3.0.
USB 3.0 has power though, while eSata does not. (well there is eSata power that steals the power from a USB port, but it's rare)
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