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Is a 1.5 MB/second SATA transfer rate acceptable


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#1 blandry

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 01:36 PM

I have an Alienware computer with two 1.5TB internal hard drives in Raid 1 configuration and a 500GB drive containing the OS and programs. I am attempting to transfer approximately 602 GB of video files from an external My Book hard drive to the drive 1 of the Raid setup. The My Book drive is connected to the desktop via a SATA cable. All of the drives are 7200 RPM.

Using Window Explorer, I dragged and dropped the files from the external drive to the desktop drive. A copy dialogue box appeared and is indicating a speed of 1.2 to 1.5 MB/second. Judging by the progress bar the 1.5 MB/second rate is accurate.

This seems awful slow. Research on the internet indicates that the original SATA transfer rates were in the 1.5 GB range.

Any help would be appreciated. At this rate it will take a full day to transfer the data.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 02:22 PM

What kind of external drive: usb, firewire, external sata?

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 02:35 PM

The My Book drive is connected to the desktop via a SATA cable.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 02:45 PM

If infact it is using eSATA then you shouldn't be getting those speeds. Can we have the model number of the external drive?

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:35 PM

Thanks for the response.

The external drive is My Book Home Edition model number WD15000H1CS-00. The box says that it can be connected USB 2.0, Firewire 400 or eSATA. I used only the eSATA cable.

The Copy dialogue box now states that there is 1 day remaining.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 11:19 AM

I would try the USB Route. I cannot find any information on your external drive.




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