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Adata 1TB HD710 USB3 "turtle" transfers

Hi, I just bought an Adata 1TB HD710 USB3 and I have an Asus mobo M5A97 with USB 3 ports enabled, AMD Phenom II X4 965 @3.7 Ghz and 8Gb (2x4) Corsair 1333 , this mobo has an app that "boost" USB3 ports but the max transfer rate I've got is 65mb/s dropping after 30Gb to 25mb/s sustained, the same speed as USB2 ports. What seems to be the problem? Thanx
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  1. Ovinilo said:
    Hi, I just bought an Adata 1TB HD710 USB3 and I have an Asus mobo M5A97 with USB 3 ports enabled, AMD Phenom II X4 965 @3.7 Ghz and 8Gb (2x4) Corsair 1333 , this mobo has an app that "boost" USB3 ports but the max transfer rate I've got is 65mb/s dropping after 30Gb to 25mb/s sustained, the same speed as USB2 ports. What seems to be the problem? Thanx


    The Windows XP that i suspect you`r using ........
    Am i right ?
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    Well the device only has a 2.5" garden variety laptop HDD inside. Those things aren't that fast, on USB 2 or 3. A bit of a gimmick for Adata to pair up a slow 2.5" drive with a USB 3.0 interface. They aren't the only ones doing it, there are plenty of USB 3.0 flash drives that works as fast as their USB 2.0 counter-parts. I suspect the enclosure is plastic, and there isn't a lot of ventilation to keep the drive cool, so Adata decided to not put in a faster drive.

    While I'm not expecting that you would get significantly faster results, just to see what your mileage can be, try the device on a USB 3.0 port from a different computer. Have you tried all the available USB 3.0 ports ? The ones on the back of the board are more reliable than the ones in front of the case.
  3. Oh, and if you are transferring a lot of smaller files (images, documents, etc), the transfer rate will be slower. Try transferring a large file, say 10GB+ and see what your sustained rate is for continuous transfer.

    According to this guy who tested a 500GB version of your drive, these are the speeds you can expect (which are still quite slow for USB 3.0):

  4. Nikolay Savov said:
    Ovinilo said:
    Hi, I just bought an Adata 1TB HD710 USB3 and I have an Asus mobo M5A97 with USB 3 ports enabled, AMD Phenom II X4 965 @3.7 Ghz and 8Gb (2x4) Corsair 1333 , this mobo has an app that "boost" USB3 ports but the max transfer rate I've got is 65mb/s dropping after 30Gb to 25mb/s sustained, the same speed as USB2 ports. What seems to be the problem? Thanx


    The Windows XP that i suspect you`r using ........
    Am i right ?


    >>>> Thanks. I'm using Win7 Ultimate SP1
  5. Maxx_Power said:
    Well the device only has a 2.5" garden variety laptop HDD inside. Those things aren't that fast, on USB 2 or 3. A bit of a gimmick for Adata to pair up a slow 2.5" drive with a USB 3.0 interface. They aren't the only ones doing it, there are plenty of USB 3.0 flash drives that works as fast as their USB 2.0 counter-parts. I suspect the enclosure is plastic, and there isn't a lot of ventilation to keep the drive cool, so Adata decided to not put in a faster drive.

    While I'm not expecting that you would get significantly faster results, just to see what your mileage can be, try the device on a USB 3.0 port from a different computer. Have you tried all the available USB 3.0 ports ? The ones on the back of the board are more reliable than the ones in front of the case.


    >>>> Thanks! Yes indeed, you're right I'm asking too much for a cheap HD. I'm filing my works on video-editing to free my internal disks. Some are in DV format around 10-13 Gb each but I got your point very clear. Thanks a lot.
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