Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: USB3 - The performance mystery

25 Apr 2011   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Mike, thanks for the explanations. The way I understand it is you are talking about external disk drives where the electronics are designed for USB2.

I did all my runs with HDDs I recovered from my laptops after I upgraded them to SSDs. Those disks are run in external enclosures that are designed for USB2, USB3 and eSata. I also used a 3.5" internal drive (Barracuda) in an enclosure.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
25 Apr 2011   #12
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Mike, thanks for the explanations. The way I understand it is you are talking about external disk drives where the electronics are designed for USB2.

I did all my runs with HDDs I recovered from my laptops after I upgraded them to SSDs. Those disks are run in external enclosures that are designed for USB2, USB3 and eSata. I also used a 3.5" internal drive (Barracuda) in an enclosure.

Yes, I was only referring to externals with the relevant interfaces.

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2011   #13
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

If I understand Mike correctly, he is correct. If you plug a usb 2.0 thumb drive into a USB 3.0 port you will get much faster performance from it than plugging it into a USB 2.0 port.

By the same token, Try a sata2 external into an esata2 port. Then try that same sata2 drive plugged into an esata3 port and see if you get better transfer rates.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 May 2011   #14
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice article thank you
USB 3 user here I am very happy with the transfer speeds
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 USB3 - The performance mystery




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3: USB3 driver issues
Hello and thanks for any help you can provide. I have been having issues with my ASUS motherbord, I recently cleaned and re-formatted my main HDD, after doing this i re installed windows and all my normal drivers, motherboard, cpu, gpu, etc. But for some reason every time I install my USB3...
Drivers
Crucial SSD performance mystery
In the specifications of the Crucial MX100 it says: Yet the specs for the write speed of the M500 is significantly faster write. What am I missing. MX100 specs
Hardware & Devices
USB3 phenomenon
As some of you may know, I am running several Windows and Linux systems in virtual using VMware Player from an external SSD. If I attach the SSD via USB3, it takes forever to shutdoen the virtual system - and that with different caddies on different Computers. If I attach the SSD via eSata, the...
Hardware & Devices
USB3.0 Issue
Hi there, I'm not too sure where to post this and this is my first time posting on windows forum so if I did anything wrong please excuse me. Nevertheless here's my problem: My USB ports at the rear aren't working, when I try to plug any device into rear USB 3.0 ports it would not work. Every...
Hardware & Devices
usb3 compatibility
Hi all, It's time to buy a new usb flash drive and I've noticed a few are usb3 which are supposedly faster??. I've only used the usb2 type so my question is will my comp accept it or do I need drivers or whatever? Txs
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:11.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App