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5 out of 5 eggs Only this PCI card as of today has 3.1 on both ports at full speed (10Gbps) AND a "power-delivered" USB 3.1 C. 09/19/2016

This review is from: dodocool USB 3.1 Gen II (10 Gbps) Type-C and Type-A 2-Port PCI Express PCI-E Card for Desktop PC

Pros: Read the Title.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Someone on Newegg reviewed an IOGear device, which states on its page that each USB port supplies a maximum 5V/3A power output. That equals 15 watts. That unit won't run an external hard drive such as the Seagate Innov8. You need USB 3.1-C to do that. "C" delivers up to 100 watts. The Dodocool can do that.


5 out of 5 eggs It's Samsung 09/11/2016

This review is from: Samsung 250GB 750 EVO SSD SATA III 2.5" MZ-750250BW

Pros: It's Samsung

Cons: There is supposed to be a smaller limit to this model's writes. This is not a problem for me, since I use it as an imaged "Hot Spare".

Other Thoughts: Since these models are cheaper, I use them for my desktop machines as a backup solution just for those "unsolvable" blue or black-screens. This significantly reduces my down-time.

(I use freeware AOMEI Partition Assistant to image one drive to another, as Samsung Data Migration doesn't seem to work for Win 10 instances.)

Over internal SATA:
CrystalDiskMark 5.1.2 x64
Seq Read: 435 MB/s
Seq Write: 214
Ran Read 4k: 164
Ran Write 4k: 34
Seq Read: 368
Seq Write: 173
Ran Read 4K: 23
Ran Write 4K: 2

READ FULL REVIEW USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Adapter Cable for 2.5
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5 out of 5 eggs Great cable. One of my best purchases. 09/07/2016

This review is from: USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Adapter Cable for 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD Drives

Pros: Price. Buy two!
You are likely here looking for 1) Cabling like this, a 2) Slider (like item N82E16817707404 ), or a 3) Fullsize dock.

Cons: No cons.

Other Thoughts: I used CrystalDiskMark to benchmark this, using my Samsung 850 SSD.

With this, on SSD:
1) On a 3.1 port, this 3.1 cable is 28% faster than a 3.0 cable.
2) A 3.1 port will give you 34% better speed than a 3.0 port.
3) When either one has the 3.0 bottleneck, by about 2%, the port is a LITTLE more important than the cabling.
4) With 3.1 cable over 3.1 port, we get 91% the speed of internal SATA.
5) With 3.1 cable over 3.0 port, we get 68% the speed of internal SATA.
-These numbers would be more telling outside of SATA, as USB 3.1 is FASTER than SATA.-

My numbers:
Internal SATA (control)
Seq Read: 509 MB/s
Seq Write: 504

USB 3.1 cable over USB 3.0 port
Seq Read: 349 MB/s
Seq Write: 349

USB 3.1 cable over USB 3.1 port
Seq Read: 452 MB/s
Seq Write: 473

With USB 3.0 cable over USB 3.1 port
Seq Read: 353 MB/s
Seq Write: 360


Michael B.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael B.

Date Joined: 01/07/08

  • Reviews: 48
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 08/30/16
  • Last Review: 09/19/16
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