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USB 3 on a Mac
Authored by: tvalleau on Dec 19, '11 01:30:34PM

OP here...

OK... sorry about leaving off some examples.
First, however, yes, it is true that -drives- do not seem to benefit much.

That said:
write 2.29 GB to Patriot XT extreme USB 2.0 200x stick thru usb 2.0 port: 3 : 01 (3 minutes, one second)
same file to ADAT 102 USB 3 stick: 1:56
(yes, I know sticks are extremely variable, but the XT is pretty fast.)

Actually more important to me personally, as I'm a shooter:

READ SDHC (435 MB) thru USB 2 port
IOGear GFR281 card reader: 23 seconds
Transcend TS-RDF8K USB 3 reader: 11 seconds

Yes, this is a TINY sample, but 1) it's not all I've experienced... all I wanted to do was post the news here so others could enjoy the benefits; and 2) I've passed this along to dozens of others on mailing lists, and virtually all of them have experienced similar results.



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