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Oleg
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Birmingham, AL
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Re: External HDD eSATA vs. Internal SATA speed

Forgot to mention i have an eSATA bracket installed. As far as motherboard goes i have Gigabyte GA-M68MT-D3 »ee.gigabyte.com/products/page/mb···t-d3_23/



koitsu
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Ugh, you really shouldn't use those.

I would recommend you run 10 benchmarks for each type (native SATA vs. eSATA bracket) and then average out the results. If the numbers are consistently different/lower, then I don't have an explanation. Else it's completely possible Windows was doing some form of I/O to/from the drive in the middle of the benchmark -- this happens all the time.



Oleg
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You are right. I just have retested again and the results are different. So as i understand it is better to get PCI eSATA controller card. I have checked out Newegg, and i can get one for $13 shipped ( Free shipping with shop runner membership) »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···823&SID=



koitsu
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See here for a list of eSATA HBAs I can recommend (non-buggy chipsets):

»Re: Motherboard layout for HP DL360 G6....

You should not be looking at PCI controllers because the 32-bit PCI bus is limited to 133MBytes/second. You should be looking at PCIe.
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Oleg
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Thanks koilsu for the correction. I will definitely order one soon.