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Author Topic: How much better are the eSata transfer rates over the USB transfer rates?  (Read 1213 times)
hungarianhc
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« on: August 03, 2010, 12:04:59 AM »

Just looking to see if there would be a quantifiable performance increase moving from USB to eSata. I currently only have the USB sheevaplug. I was hoping that by now, I would be able to order a 2ghz plug w/ esata... but still just the same 1.2ghz CPU. I mean they were showing off 2ghz plugs at CES! In any case, i'm curious if someone has done before/after testing on USB/eSata. I think CPU utilization might go down a bit w/ esata.
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010, 05:21:23 AM »

The performance increase should be substantial (depending on the drive, of course). USB maxes out at about 20-25MB/s.  With eSATA you should get nearly the "native" performance of the attached drive. 100MB/s should be no problem.

You can find some eSATA numbers at  http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=1783.0 for a RAID1 enclosure.
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