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Compatibility large external USB 3.0 Disks with Asus RT-N66U

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by fregatte, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. fregatte

    fregatte New Around Here

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    Hi all!

    I would like to share information on large external USB Disks so that other users know what to buy best.

    I will start with my Disk and the information Merlin already mentioned. Speed measured by Ethernet transfer.

    Would be great if other members post their experience as well.

    tnx

    fregatte:):):)


    + Disk -------------------------------------------------------------------------+- Sectors --------+-- Firmware ---+--status---+-- energy mode -----------+-- Speed write -- Speed read--+


    (1)
    Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STAY3000102 + 4096B + 23b 24 + working + no spin down + 15MBs write / 8MBs read +

    (2)
    Hitachi 3 TB inside a Vantec NexStar CX + ? + 24 + working + spin down ? +

    (3)
    WD Caviar Green 3 TB inside a Vantec NexStar CX + ? + 24 + NOT working + no spin down +
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013
  2. ryzhov_al

    ryzhov_al Very Senior Member

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    fregatte, please check USB connection speed. Some USB3 enclosures may use fall into low speed mode.
     
  3. fregatte

    fregatte New Around Here

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    Good hint, I amended the measured results above in my chart. Speed is quite poor for my Disk.:):):)
     

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