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January 12, 2013 2:59:09 PM

Which is faster USB 3 or eSATA?

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a b G Storage
January 12, 2013 3:16:23 PM

Neither really. They are two different technologies. What is your intended use for either technology?

If you want to get granular:

USB3 = 5gb/s
eSata=3gb/s

However the drive itself will be the limiting factor unless SSD's are used.
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a b G Storage
January 12, 2013 4:07:01 PM

eSata needs less overhead than USB3.
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a b G Storage
January 12, 2013 5:14:22 PM


eSATA can go 6Gb/s

Up to 16 drives via the port multiplier function -- but they all share the bandwidth.

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January 12, 2013 6:28:03 PM

I am using an external HD doc and poss processing my pic in Lr4 and PS CS5. My HD will be a WD Blue 7200 rpm 6GB sata III.
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a b G Storage
January 12, 2013 6:36:07 PM

Either technology will suffice. I have external drives via USB3 and eSata and they are nearly identical. Again the drive itself will be the bottle neck.

You won't notice the gains

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January 22, 2013 12:31:51 AM

Best answer selected by pm8546.
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