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Windows 7: Which has a faster stransfere rate SATA or USB?

12 Apr 2014   #1
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 
Which has a faster stransfere rate SATA or USB?

I need an external hard disk so I'm trying to decide between a USB had disk or a SATA hard disk connected to a rack


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12 Apr 2014   #2
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

A accurate answer would require more info, what USB? usb2, usb3 or usb3.1. Also the host controller chip set effects the speed. Looking at your specs I would say a eSATA is going to be the faster with your equipment.
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12 Apr 2014   #3
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

The best answer I can give is I have both and have always had much better transfer rates using eSata than USB 3.0.
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12 Apr 2014   #4
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

Thank you for your replies.

My next question is : How do I know what USB version my USBs are I mean USB1 or 2?
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