Western Digital My Book Essentials 3TB USB 3.0 speed test

In this article I will do Benchmark of Western Digital My Book Essentials 3TB on USB 3.0 interface.

Finally I got the USB 3.0 controller. This is StarTech PEXUSB3S2E2I 2 External 2 internal USB 3.0 ports with SATA power, you can see official specs here – PEXUSB3S2E2I.

Benchmark hardware:

MB: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P

CPU: Q9550@3.6

RAM: 6GB DDR2

Benchmark results:

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780_Random_Access_read_10-October-2012_00-50

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Conclusion:

Substantial performance increase in compare with USB 2.0. Maximum performance gain is ~90Mb/s –  (120Mb/s versus 30Mb/s) see older review on USB 2.0. Obvious recommendation is to switch to USB 3.0 to use benefits of performance modern hard drives.

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