Esata on PCI or PCI-E for External Hard drive Tags: Asus PCI Express PCI External Hard Drive Motherboards Last response: August 7, 2010 8:17 AM 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? More about : esata pci pci external hard drive mindless728 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAdapter for USB external hard drive to eSata port on computer ForumExternal Hard Drive : USB, eSATA , FireWire a,b transfer speed ForumSeagate 500 GB External Hard Drive Goes eSATA ForumEsata pci-e card ... Forumexternal drive - Firewire vs USB vs ESata ForumPCI/PCIe Hard drive controller ForumUSB 3.0 external hard drive to eSata port on computer ForumEsata bracket vs pci-e Forumpci-e ESATA card, any good? ForumLacie eSata External Hard Drive Window Vista ForumGood hardware e-sata PCI board? ForumESATA Expansion Card for 2TB External Drive ForumMini PCIe , hard drive interface? ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumHard Drive problem on X58A-UD3R Forum[Solved] GA-X58A-UD3R Sata 3 primary Hard drive Forum[Solved] Sata 1 and 2 port cant detect my sata drive.. BUT SATA A can! ForumHard drive enclosure does not show correct capacity of memory ForumNeed 9 Tb of internal Hard disk, which mother board has that many port ForumMemory issues and optical drive More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !