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post #51 of 69
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Originally Posted by cloudbyday View Post

This will have no significance, other than electronics such as cameras and MP3 players. I don't know of any camera's or mp3 players with USB 3.0 though :/

ipod touch has usb 3.0
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post #52 of 69
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Originally Posted by nicedart View Post

ipod touch has usb 3.0

Didn't know that
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post #53 of 69
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Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post

Motherboards are asexual by nature. It's totally normal.

LMAO!

That's great.

OT: I'm a huge fan of USB 3.0. Its so nice not bottlenecking your standard external HDD and having the ability transfer And stream HQ video seamlessly. Just need to upgrade my mobo already. :-/.
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post #54 of 69
I've been using a Corsair Force series 60GB SSD in an external USB 3.0 enclosure for a while now and I have to say that the performance of USB 3.0 is night and day when compared to that of USB 2.0. The main issue is that a lot of devices themselves simply don't have the ability to effectively utilize a USB 3.0 connection. Pop an SSD in a half-decent external enclosure and you'll see the difference for sure.
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post #55 of 69
Wouldn't a eSATA 3.0 (not sure if there is such a thing) be better then the USB 3.0. From my understand, USB has a lot of overhead, especially with the controller and needing to talk to the drivers. With a eSATA, you wouldn't need the middle man. I assume thas what thunderbolt is used for though.
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Good news, been using a 2TB usb 3.0 extenral drive a while now and the difference in speed is very noticeable, especially since I do a lot of backups to the drive for media (video files, etc.). It's saved me a lot of time compared to usb 2.0 thumb.gif Normally averages around 100mbps or so for large transfers, but have seen it go higher, this is on a 7200rpm drive, nothing fancy.
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I love USB 3.0 for my portable HDD. File transfers at 100MB/s either way = yes.
     
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post #58 of 69
Hmmmm I guess my weekly back-ups will be a bit faster.
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In my experience with USB 3.0 external hard drives. I get about 100MB/s out of a regular 1TB external drive plugged into USB 3.0 and about 30MB/s plugged into USB 2.0. This is a huge difference and considering that is the max speed of the bare drive anyways I feel as though USB 3.0 is more than capable. High end USB 3.0 flash drives can get to about 300MB/s transfer speed and I am assuming this is just because there are not enough chips to maximize bandwidth for the controller. And for slow speeds with enclosures it could be the result of a slow USB 3.0 controller.
http://www.everythingusb.com/sandisk-extreme-usb-3.0-flash-drive-21622.html
    
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Originally Posted by cloudbyday View Post

Wouldn't a eSATA 3.0 (not sure if there is such a thing) be better then the USB 3.0. From my understand, USB has a lot of overhead, especially with the controller and needing to talk to the drivers. With a eSATA, you wouldn't need the middle man. I assume thas what thunderbolt is used for though.

eSATA is only for HDDs and does not transfer power (in most implementations).

USB 3.0 supports more type of devices and transfer power.... it basically has dominated eSATA.
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