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    USB 3.0. Is anyone using it yet?

    Is anyone using any USB 3.0 external drives yet, and have you noticed a large speed increase in file transfer speed?

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    I want to try it, I know you can get PCI-e cards with USB 3.0 from ebay. i might order a card end of the month

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    Its planned to be our next offsite backup solution, just waiting for more than one brand to be avalible in NZ so we at least have the illusion of choice.

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    I'm using a PCI card and transfer speeds are 90 mb/s on average. Sometimes more if the data is smaller to transfer (typically 130 mb/s). I transfered 2 x 100GB VHD files yesterday from PC to ext. HD and it did them in under 40 minutes. You take that with USB 2.0 and you'll see a transfer time of 3 hours!

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    USB 3.0 is a must have IMO as the difference in speed is huge. So much so I have bought PCIe cards for all of my home PCs (an Asus U3S6 and Gigabyte GA-USB 3.0), a HDD dock (StarTech SATDOCKU3S) and a USB 3.0 flash drive (16GB Kingston Data Traveller Ultimate). Here are some benchmarks I took from the latter.



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