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Why am I just now switching to eSATA from USB 2.0

I have an external dual hard drive bay that I use to mount a couple of hard drives for storing/backing up music and movies and whatever. Been using it for a little over a year and it wasn't until just now that I decided to use the eSATA port/cable rather than USB 2.0. *** have I been doing.
I can literally transfer files now 12.5x faster. I've been wishing that this thing was USB 3.0 for so long because of how slow 2.0 is but little did I know I've had the ability to transfer even faster than 3.0

Long story short...using eSATA if you have the ability to. Unless of course you have the ability to use Thunderbolt. I don't have that luxury Sad

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There is one downside.

I find a lot of folk blew up the file system on eSATA drives because the didn't eject the drive.

eSATA here is same speed as internal but does have some risk. Let's hope you know all about backup copies.

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I don't safely eject nearly enough

I'll definitely have to get in the habit of safely removing my drives. Luckily I keep plenty of backups.

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you won't get any argument from me. I have been a fan for a long time. But because other factor, we choose to use usb instead of speed.

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Which factor?

Are you referring to the factor of losing data due to not safely ejecting? Because of that you choose to use USB over esata?

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I think the number 1 factor is...

how many external drive out in the market place with esata connection. 2. computer are not build with esata ports.

That's same thing of how I feel about this new USB thing..maybe fast but not backward compatible.

But like I said I am a fan of esata. I have 5 external case with esata capability (3.5") and one for 2.5", believe or not. All of these require external you won't like be carrying it with you laptop.

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