Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Esata on PCI or PCI-E for External Hard drive

Last response: in Motherboards
Share
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 6, 2010 3:51:08 PM

Hi I want to connect my new 7200rpm external hard drive (with esata) to my pc via a esata pci or pci-e card. Does it make a difference in copy and read speeds if I take the PCI version of the card or will the pci-e version be faster?
a b V Motherboard
August 6, 2010 5:12:44 PM

the PCI-E should be slightly faster and have quite a bit lower latency (as PCI maxes at 133MB/s a PCI-E x1 maxes at 250 MB/s)
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 7, 2010 8:17:41 AM

thanks mindless. anybody else know about this? just want to get a few more opinions before I buy the card.
!