On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 03:23:26 -0000, "Mad Ad"
>"Jaimie Vandenbergh" <jaimie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 16:57:23 +0000, dave <dave@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>I'd like to put a large amount of data onto a SATA drive, from a PC
>>>which only has pata. I have a power adaptor so can get the SATA drive
>>>to spin up ok - but what would be the best way to copy the data to it?
>>>I thought maybe to get a usb->SATA adaptor and see the drive that way.
>>>Is such a link a sensible way to do this? Data is about 500Gb's
>>>worth. Perhaps there a better way?
>> If the SATA drive is then going to be removed to take the data
>> elsewhere, I'd say go with the USB idea.
>> I use one of these, which does SATA, ATA and 2.5" ATA -
>> It's a great addition to the toolbox.
>That looks handy. Would save me swapping in and out my old raid members that
>im using as backup drives. Is it very slow or can around 40MBs be reasonably
It's USB, you'll never get what you expect!
Real throughput probably depends on exactly which model you get, but a
quick test here with a 1Tb SATA drive that usually goes around
100meg/second shows 28meg/second write, 31meg/second read at peak.
Cheers - Jaimie
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