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    Slow eSATA on My Book Studio Edition II

    Hi.

    I just bought My Book Studio Edition II 2tb with eSATA being one of the decisive features, only to find it being even slower than USB 2.0.

    I use the external disc in a RAID 1 configuration (done via supplied software on a windows machine, the partition is therefore ntfs).

    I am very disappointed because of this, because if I can't get it to work properly, I just wasted somewhere around 50€, which is a substantial amount in this purchase. On top of that, I'd really need the added performance for video editing.

    I use Kubuntu and am backing up my files with Grsync. My laptop is HP dv5t series. Can anyone suggest what to do?

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    Re: Slow eSATA on My Book Studio Edition II

    Your problem is that you've got it set up for RAID 1 and expect high speeds. The external drives will be much quicker and make more use of eSATA's speedy connection if it's set up as RAID 0.
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    Re: Slow eSATA on My Book Studio Edition II

    I find that a good enough explanation, except for one thing: why is USB 2.0 faster on the same configuration?

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    Re: Slow eSATA on My Book Studio Edition II

    Quote Originally Posted by JurijTurnsek View Post
    Why is USB 2.0 faster on the same configuration?
    How much faster?
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    Re: Slow eSATA on My Book Studio Edition II

    Quote Originally Posted by kavon89 View Post
    How much faster?
    not much, they both reach a top speed of around 25mbs, but usb seem to get there faster, while esata can get to around 27mbs... kinda pathetic

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    Re: Slow eSATA on My Book Studio Edition II

    Hrm... often the transfer speed gauges are inaccurate. I've seen some crazy speeds like 90MB/s reported on some flash drives, which is impossible.
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