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Fast and elegant Express card/34.,
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This review is from: Tempo Sata Edge Express CARD/34 1PORT Esata Card (Personal Computers)
The Tempo Sata Edge Express CARD/34 1PORT Esata Card is not cheap, but you get what you pay. It's one port only card, but does not stick out like the two ports cards. It does not look cheap.
Now, how fast is esata anyway? Close to USB 2.0? There is not question that esata is really fast compared to USB 2.0 I did some tests using a little program called "Cristal Disk Mark". For example, a Hitachi Deskstart 1 TB hard drive, the results were impressive. Using USB, the sequential read was 32.14 MB/s, the write was 18.57 MB/s. Using esata was a complete different story. The sequential read was 115.0 MB/s, and the write was 99.49 MB/s. Wow! Browsing a 5GB pictures folder using USB is painful slow, using esata is a joy!