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Windows 7: USB 3.0 vs 2.0

03 Apr 2010   #1
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 
USB 3.0 vs 2.0

Read a couple reviews on external HDD using USB3.0. Tests were run with same setup and used both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. It shows that USB 3.0 outperformed USB 2.0 buy quite a margin on same equipment.

Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0 Hard Drive (500GB) - Review, Specs, Prices

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Western Digital My Book USB 3.0 drive ? Register Hardware

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Even though these drive wont saturate the USB 2.0 buss they do perform a lot better on the USB 3.0 buss.

Jim




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03 Apr 2010   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Interesting. My board doesn't support it so I'm looking for a pci card but can't find many USB 3 drives to connect to it.
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03 Apr 2010   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I also read an article that AMD will release a 800 Series chip set later this month that will support USB 3.0 and that Intel may release a PCIe card to support USB 3.0 to compete with the NEC card. I don't need any more external gadgets right now so can't justify updating to USB 3.0 just jet.

Jim
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03 Apr 2010   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I also read an article that AMD will release a 800 Series chip set later this month that will support USB 3.0 and that Intel may release a PCIe card to support USB 3.0 to compete with the NEC card. I don't need any more external gadgets right now so can't justify updating to USB 3.0 just jet.

Jim
I don't need one but I really, really want one. I can't help myself sometimes
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03 Apr 2010   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I also read an article that AMD will release a 800 Series chip set later this month that will support USB 3.0 and that Intel may release a PCIe card to support USB 3.0 to compete with the NEC card. I don't need any more external gadgets right now so can't justify updating to USB 3.0 just jet.

Jim
I don't need one but I really, really want one. I can't help myself sometimes
I know the feeling.

Jim
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03 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It would be interesting to see how that compares to an internal Sata and an eSata. That would gives us a better feeling of what that means in real life. Looks like we are scheduled for new investments.
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03 Apr 2010   #7
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It would be interesting to see how that compares to an internal Sata and an eSata. That would gives us a better feeling of what that means in real life. Looks like we are scheduled for new investments.
I'm definately getting soon. I was also wanting a comparison to esata. Found this
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03 Apr 2010   #8
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It would be interesting to see how that compares to an internal Sata and an eSata. That would gives us a better feeling of what that means in real life. Looks like we are scheduled for new investments.
The graph for the WD drive also shows an eSata drive. (Yellow). If you read the article it indicates that the WD USB 3.0 and the NetDisk are both WD Cavier Green drives. They may have done something right with USB 3.0.

Jim
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03 Apr 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks guys. A lot of interesting data to digest.
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03 Apr 2010   #10
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I'll post some benchmarks when I get one.
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