That looks as though it should work from the specification but I am not clear where the 12V power supply is coming from? Usually it is a separate supply as USB won't supply enough a power.I have a Sandberg SATA to USB kit this has a full-size mains powered power supply - its states Looks very similar to what you have if that link. My item is: https://www.neqtiq.co.uk/products/sandberg-usb-all-in-1-hard-disk-link-133-43.html
That is definitely the correct type of adapter and I fully expect it to work.I have ordered a new Sata to USB adapter, this one ....
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It has a mains powered adapter.That looks as though it should work from the specification but I am not clear where the 12V power supply is coming from? Usually it is a separate supply as USB won't supply enough a power.
It is always very slow.Very slow though ..... been copying for 18 Hrs (let it run overnight) and only around 1/3rd done so far.
Have you checked that the adapter is actually supplying 12V? I have had them fail.It has a mains powered adapter.
, so gets all voltages required.
I'm sure I have explained the expected transfer speeds very recently. Just because USB2 is theoretically capable of 480Mbps (note: "b" not "B" - B means bytes), doesn't mean the actual particular hardware can sustain that kind of data rate. The limitation could be at either end, but in this case I assure you it is the HDR-FOX that is slugging the transfer. That's why I recommended the PC as a faster option (by SATA2 - but even by USB would be faster on a PC).USB 2 supports up to 480MB/s so 'could' be much better, assuming read/write and a huge amount of handshaking is taking place.
Around 255 GB transferred and taken 18 HRS .... which is less than 5MB/s
Nothing I can do about it ..... but does seem very slow transfer for available interface speed.
By my fag-packet reckoning, 255GB/18hours ≈︎ 200MB/min.You can expect about 200MB/min.
No you are getting confused between bits and bytes. Maximum USB2 speed 480 Mb/s (Mega bits) ie 60MB/s. The chipset the Humax uses isn't capable of the maximum speed.USB 2 supports up to 480MB/s so 'could' be much better, assuming read/write and a huge amount of handshaking is taking place.
I would say that was pretty typical but on the positive side if it has run for 18 hours without any intervention which is pretty good going.Around 255 GB transferred and taken 18 HRS .... which is less than 5MB/s
Yes that should work; it isn't the perfect replacement as it is designed for a slightly different workload but drives designed purely for PVR usage are getting hard to find.
Seagate SkyHawk 1TB SATA III 3.5" HDD - ST1000VX005Enormous 1TB HDD Drive Capacity. Perfect 5900RPM Disk Speed for Storing Music, Mfg Code: ST1000VX005www.cclonline.com
This correct, seems a good price.
Summary: 3½", SATA2, 5900rpm, "PVR", "surveillance", "CE", or "AV".
As of now, with the general unavailability of Seagate Pipelines, the current front runners as alternatives seem to be:
- Western Digital Purple*
- Seagate SkyHawk
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