1.    20 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,017
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    How to Benchmark External USB 3.0 Hard Drives?

    I suspect the VIA USB 3.0 ports on my motherboard are not performing as well as the Intel USB 3.0 ports with my 1T & 2T Seagate Portable USB 3.0 Expansion Drives.

    What's the best way of benchmarking external USB 3.0 hard drives to troubleshoot their connections?
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  2.    20 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,120
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    I like using ATTO Download ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.46 | techPowerUp

    There are some other ones such as HD Tune http://www.hdtune.com/ and probably a few others. In Windows 10 if you copy/paste it should show the transfer rate while it is copying.
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