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Help with ESATA Speed on Cavalry External

by porki_penguin / January 31, 2009 3:11 PM PST

Hi, I would appreciate any help at all to get this drive up and running to top speed! thank you first and foremost for listening and helping me.

Now the problem is the speed of my external harddrive using ESATA, instead of going at least 1.5 gb/s it goes 25 mb/s. I have an esata cable as well as a Dynex ESATA expresscard.

Can someone help me get this up and running to speed please! I appreciate it.

I have this external harddrive by Cavalry only without the esata kit
http://www.buy.com/prod/cavalry-1tb-dual-interface-usb-2-0-esata-external-hard-drive/q/loc/101/205986373.html

I purchased the express card (Dynex) from ebay as well as esata cable.

Please help me thanks!

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oh one more thing
by porki_penguin / January 31, 2009 3:13 PM PST

one more detail if it helps, I have a lenovo t61 laptop. thanks

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That 1.5Gbps is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2009 10:39 PM PST

Only the speed a packet flies across the wire and is not the speed of how fast a file moves. Asking how to achieve 1.5 or 3.0 Gbps means you need to do a little more research.

Vista's file copy speed is not fast so all I can write is nothing's busted yet.

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Expresscard? aren't they more or less like USB, speed wise?
by ahtoi / February 1, 2009 12:25 AM PST

Try using the Hdd. in a desktop computer (with sata connection)? Just to rule out it's not the ext. Hdd..

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I don't know
by porki_penguin / February 1, 2009 1:25 PM PST

I dunno but if that's true then what's the point of having an ESATA then? I don't think its specifically for desktops or pre-assembled esata ports on laptops. if this is true then please let me know!

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Good question, what's the point?
by ahtoi / February 2, 2009 1:51 AM PST
In reply to: I don't know

My experience tells me that not all ext. Hdd. case are created equal, some are faster than other; so my guess here is that maybe not all expresscard are created equal either. However, I do have PCI card controller for eSATA..and they function pretty well for me (fast). My problem is that I have never have a USB connection that I like though.

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