USB 3.0 HDD Dock that supports 4TB drives

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sean Nelson
OP Sean Nelson Forum Pro • Posts: 12,669
Re: Asmedia ASM1051

Jim Cockfield wrote:

But, you're only going to get SATA II speeds to a drive.

Not an issue for me, I only use this for hard drives (backups and archives).

Interestingly, when doing a full format of the drive in the dock the write rate topped out at 104 MByte/sec, and was flat at that rate for about 80% of the drive.  That's well under the drive's sustained throughput spec, so there does seem to be a performance bottleneck somewhere.   It's just as likely to be in my add-on PCIe to USB 3.0 adapter (which uses an NEC chipset) as in the dock, though, so I wouldn't discount the dock based on that.

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