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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Very useful item – 1-Port eSATA ExpressCard/34mm Expansion Card for Laptops (3Gbps) Reviews

posted by krakenizer on 04/03/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
* 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 )
Cons:
No cons so far.
Other:
The card itself seems little bit twisted, but there was no problem to plug it in the Card slot.
Bottomline:
For now I am satisfied with this buy. I hope it will last for long enough :)

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