I'm not exactly sure where this goes, so sorry if its in the wrong place.
I recently got an external hard drive that supports USB 3.0. I have USB 3.0 Ports and an eSATA port on my laptop. Its a Dell XPS L702x. I have a Dell 0XN71K motherboard (I think), Intel i7 2760QM CPU and I have the latest drivers for the USB 3.0 Ports.
The transfer rate is still pretty slow. Do I not have a compatible motherboard or hard drive? Is there any way I can fix this?
Thanks in advance.
I think you might be bottlenecked by your External Hard drive's speed, that's unless you are using a USB 2.0 cable.http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3-uas-turbo,3215-3.html
From the above article
As we know, USB 3.0 rectifies our bottleneck issue. When we drop in a hard drive, sequential reads top out around ~128 MB/s—and Turbo mode has no effect. The hard drive simply isn't fast enough to push third-gen USB, so even when enable higher transfer speeds, the mechanical disk is still what's slowing us down.