The USB3.0 drive is a WD 1tb factory made "My Passport" external drive clearly Labeled "USB 3.0 SuperSpeed"
I am using the WD cable with it a standard USB 2.0 cable will physically not work with this drive/enclosure
The eSATA drive is a 2.5" WD "Blue" notebook drive in a Rocketfish
eSATA enclosure (this enclosure can also be used with USB2.0)
Both drives are 5400rpm SATAII Notebook drives inside their respective enclosures.
And yeah, I know the speed is approximatly USB2.0 speed, that's why I'm annoyed.
Both The eSATA and USB3.0 PCIe cards in my computer are
"Rocketfish" cards (Made in Taiwan), which are a "BestBuy" house brand
(I bought them off ebay for $10 shipped)
and the USB3.0 is a "Superspeed" card, it seems to be anything but...
taking 90minutes or so to write 220-odd Gb of files is acceptable.
3hours plus for the same files is not.
My original thought on USB3.0 was that when it was announced, (which was literally Hours after I finally ordered three identical full height controller cards, one low profile card for my back-up system and 15 drive enclosures)
was that I figuired "when someone shows up here with a USB3.0 enclosure and data I'll by hardware to
That finally happened... I ordered hardware... and I'm somewhere between disappointed and ticked
off that I wasted time & money doing so.
I've repeated the test again with the same results
Next I'm getting ONE Rocketfish USB3.0 Enclosure to test and see if perhaps it is the WD passport drive and/or enlosure that is the issue, (but again, the Passport is "USB 3.0 SuperSped" labeled....)
That way I can test the SAME physical drive in two different enclosures
from the same vendor.
I know that when you do a test and what you expected to happen is what occurs,
the only thing you learn i something you already knew.
The time you actually "learn" something is when the test results are different
from your expectations.
Well it seems I learned something...
But just for jollies, I just reinstalled the device driver for the USB 3.0 card