usb 2.0 enclosure

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by mark v., Oct 17, 2004.

  1. mark v.

    mark v. Guest

    I have a question ( like duh ). I have the PPA-USA External Aluminum
    Enclosure with a maxtor 7200 rpm ata hd. I want to add another drive
    to my NAS server. I want to be sure to get the best performance. So
    what I want to know is, has anyone examined the various hardware
    inside these external enclosures to determine which one has THE BEST
    performance? Are there any true SATA to USB 2.0 chipsets that dont
    first convert the SATA drive to ATA ? I wanted to go with a 10k rpm
    unit but I dont want to speed $$$ on the drive and then bottleneck it
    in the enclosure.
    mark v., Oct 17, 2004
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  2. The best performance with an SATA drive will be obtained if you use an
    external enclosure with an SATA cable connection to the computer, which you
    can equip with an SATA controller, also with an external connection.

    Using SATA between the external box and the computer will approximately
    double the speed as compared to USB 2.0.
    Robert Morein, Oct 18, 2004
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  3. mark v.

    mark v. Guest

    I understand that is the best way but this is for a NSLU2. I just want
    to know if any of the usb2 to sata bridges are better than others.
    mark v., Nov 16, 2004
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