Very useful item – 1-Port eSATA ExpressCard/34mm Expansion Card for Laptops (3Gbps) Reviews
posted by krakenizer on 04/03/2010
Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week
* Very cheap compared to other alternatives in our local internet computer shops (30% of prize of cheapest)[CZ].
* It works like a charm with my netbook Asus N10J. With Windows 7 (32bit) no driver CD is needed, just launch Search for new devices in the Hardware Manager.
* Advantage of using eSATA instead of USB to connect external HDD drive is great especially with this slow-CPU(Atom) netbook.
* Speeds measured with CrystalDiskMark + Samsung 500GB (HD501LJ) disk in Transcend external Disk case:
Sequential Read : 72.456 MB/s
Sequential Write : 78.357 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 31.539 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 54.271 MB/s
Random Read 4KB : 0.441 MB/s
Random Write 4KB : 1.195 MB/s
Test Size : 100 MB
Date : 2010/04/03 23:10:37
Compared to USB connection:
Sequential Read : 26.546 MB/s
Sequential Write : 21.520 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 18.213 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 21.440 MB/s
Random Read 4KB : 0.404 MB/s
Random Write 4KB : 1.228 MB/s
Test Size : 100 MB
Date : 2010/04/03 23:52:03
No cons so far.
The card itself seems little bit twisted, but there was no problem to plug it in the Card slot.
For now I am satisfied with this buy. I hope it will last for long enough :)
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