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External SSD extreeemely slow! help!

  • SSD
  • Crucial
  • Storage
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Last response: in Storage
August 15, 2012 3:15:41 AM

Hi, I recently bought a crucial ssd

Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT128M4SSD2

and this is the enclosure

BYTECC Aluminum 2.5" Black USB 3.0 External Enclosure, SATA I/II/III , USB 3.0 A to Micro B type Cable

here is a testing

I have
AHCI enabled
Trim enabled
updated my BIOS from the website for my lenovo laptop
Superfetch disabled, Prefetch and Superfetch set to 2 for boot
indexing disabled
defragmentation disabled
chose "better performance" for removal policy
etc etc

The speeds seem extremely slowly, I am trying to figure out if maybe the combination of the drive and enclosure may not be that good. I'm using it through a USB 3.0 port. I'm wondering if I should've maybe gotten an enclosure that can connect to an eSata port because I do have one on my laptop.

i am more than welcome to try other configurations if there are.

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August 15, 2012 3:31:43 AM

USB (even 3.0) isn't that fast, that might be the bottleneck.
Those speeds seem normal for USB.
August 15, 2012 4:04:05 AM

do you suggest I get an enclosure that works with eSata? i'm trying to think of better alternatives
August 15, 2012 4:39:34 AM

esata should be faster than usb 3.0.