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i used the AS SSD benchmark, and i'm getting:

and yes i am aware it is not SATA 6 GBs, i expect SATA 3 GB results from ESATA.

and its powered solely by USB 2 cable, data goes out on ESATA.

for SEQ : 215 MB read, 34 MB write (***, 34 mb?)

4K: 15 MB read, 18 MB write

(this is crap, there is a bad bottleneck somewhere)


Access Time: 0.240 ms read, 0.863 write



So, what can i do? get a shorter ESATA cable?
do i have to reformat it in Disk Management or something? Install something?
     
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It might just be the limits of the E-sata, getting a shorter cable won't help with speed at all, in theory a shorter cable will increase the transfer rate from one end of the cable to another, but with the increase in length of the cable this tiny drawback of having a longer cable is such at a minimum rate that you won't notice it or see it period.
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however, getting 215 MB read speed is good for game loading, no?
     
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this is BS, my USB 3 5400 RPM HDD has faster SEQ write speed than my external SSD!

41 MB!!! *** is going on??

however, SSD is still way faster in read speed at least.

USB 3 5400 RPM HDD's 4K write speed is like, 0.63 mb, still slower than 18 MB from SSD.
Edited by ChronoBodi - 5/10/11 at 1:19am
     
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Is the E-sata port coming directly from the southbridge or another chip? I think your board has both the native southbridge sata ports but also another chip and the native would probably give much better results. Atleast that is what I always see with Intel boards.
 
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can't you just install the SSD internally? instead of running it on e-sata_

and yes 215mb read speed is excellent for game loading and apps.
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im sorry i didn't state what computer i was using, im using a Clevo W860CU by the way, does anyone know what exactly goes on with this laptop?

     
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can't you just install the SSD internally? instead of running it on e-sata_

and yes 215mb read speed is excellent for game loading and apps.
i could, but it's a hell of a hassle to do so on a laptop, plus reinstalling window 7 and all that, and i wanted to try the SSD with games first.
     
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post #9 of 15
I didn't notice you were running it on a laptop, but yeah, you can run your games on the SSD and with 215mb read speed, you'll be blazing fast_

Another option would be to clone your harddrive to the SSD_
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post #10 of 15
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i just tried a different SSD benchmark, the ATTO Disk Benchmark

weirdly enough, i get 225 MB read and 130 MB write on that benchmark, which is way better write-speed wise than AS SSD benchmark. Weird.
     
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