USB 3.0 HDD Dock that supports 4TB drives

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jim Cockfield Forum Pro • Posts: 16,333
But, much faster than the JMicron chipsets

But, from reports I've seen that ASM1051 is *much* faster than the JMicron bridge chipsets that a lot of other docking stations use, even if the bus speed to the SATA drive is limited to SATA II speeds.

Of course, enclosure makers like to say SATA I/II/III support, even though the SATA bus speed is limited to SATA II (just because they're SATA III Compatible doesn't mean you get SATA III speed). 

Now, I have seen some multi-bay enclosures making use of some of the Asmedia SATA III capable bridge chipsets.

But, for the smaller enclosures, it's tough to find one using anything faster than the Asmedia ASM1051.   Not a big deal though, unless you plan on buying something like a Samsung 840 Pro and want max throughput to it (as you'll probably max out at under 300MB/Second with an enclosure like the one you bought, which is still *great* speed compared to most enclosures).

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