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terry1966, what do you mean by "especially with an os drive bandwidth capability of upto 32GBs for an m2 connection for example"

 just the specs of a new motherboard for a new system, you won't find those sort of speeds on older motherboards and chipsets. eg :- http://www.gigabyte....spx?pid=5479#ov


 

PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2
With PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors onboard, GIGABYTE brings to the user PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 32 Gb/s data transfer speed per connector, the dual M.2 provides an ideal storage solution as it also supports RAID modes.

verses the older version :-

http://www.gigabyte....spx?pid=5378#ov

 

 

M.2 Onboard Connector
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GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards come equipped with an onboard M.2 slot, providing users PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices. Delivering up to 10 Gb/s data transfer speeds, M.2 offers users considerably faster storage performance than current mSATA and even SATA Revision 3 (6Gb/s) storage devices.

 

 

 

but is the Xeon better for me then the i7?

not in my opinion but then again neither choice is really better or worse/ right or wrong in my eyes, iammykyl's opinion may be different or have changed now he has a clearer picture on what you need.

 

here's a link explain the main differences :- https://www.pugetsys...vs-Core-i7-634/

 

at the moment i don't think there are any new skylake xeon cpu's out so a xeon build will only come with the older cpu architecture and x99 chipset motherboards where as the current skylake i7's will come with the newer z170 chipset.

 

from my understanding the newer xeon skylake cpu's will also need a motherboard with c232 or c236 chipsets.

some more info :- http://www.anandtech...e31200-v5-xeons

 

 

Which is a brand for a good card reader (that I actually already saw in the parts list that iammykyl made) and USB hub?

 

i'll let iammykyl answer that, personally any brand will do me as long as it can transfer data at the rate the cards being plugged into it will allow.

 

:popcorn:


Edited by terry1966, 23 October 2015 - 05:17 AM.

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I don't believe you need a new base build, (MB/CPU/RAM) as you will end up with the same hardware bottlenecks below those parts.    A SSD would improve performance because, your HDD heads have to seek back and forth for the data to copy to the destination SD/flash drive, OK with one device but as you add multiple devices, the heads have to seek more and more to find bits as the same bit will not be written at the same time.   It can't read fast enough to write to the devices and the system slows or freezes.

 

The next potential bottleneck are the USB ports.   OK when sending to a couple of flash cards but not fast enough goikng to 4+.   A  4 port PCI-e card would cure this bottleneck.   If the porrs are USB 3.0, they would be fast enough to supply any multi card reader plugged into them.

 

Your second problem is the way you are implamenting the software side of writing to the cards.   Some guesswork here as you have not given enough information.

You are reading directly from the source card, very slow, the write side has to wait.   The source should be copied to the SSD first.

 

I am not a programmer, so a bit of specialist help will be needed for the workflow.   Some methods suggested.

Robocopy, > http://www.pcadvisor...faster-3427256/ 

and, > http://social.techne...w-examples.aspx

and Providing your CPU supports mutithreading, > http://www.powercram...eaded-with.html

 

Clonezilla, > http://clonezilla.org/ 

andhttp://clonezilla.or..._multiple_disks

 

Alternatives,

Staying within Windows, Powershell, > http://www.powershel...l-introduction/

Using Linux Live enviroment, this would be working inside the computer RAM, I know it is possible.

 

Sort the Hardware first.

Plase give the brand/model of the MB and CPU.


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Thanks again for you suggestions.

 

As I wrote before I'm anyhow buying a whole new system, so I will just have in mind the SSD and PCI-e USB card, and I hope everything will be ok.

 

The information I still don't have, when I will buy it I will try to keep you guys posted.


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Your welcome.

I did mean, info your existing MB/CPU, so see if your really need an upgrade.

 

If you are choosing parts or a pre built rig, we can, if you want, give it once over.


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just noticed i said the m2 connection was capable of 32GBs and not 32Gbs that b makes a big difference (8x slower.), so just thought i'd correct my mistake.

 

by the way i doubt a pci-e usb card will be needed in your new build, but as iammykyl said post the specs here and he'll look it over for you.

 

just remember connect each device to a separate usb3 port (or higher)

 

only copy from 1 device to another, you will always get the best possible speeds your pc and devices are capably of. (unless you are copying to and from really fast ssd's that can saturate the usb3 connection.),

 

you can copy from multi devices to multi devices and still get the best possible speeds your pc and devices are capable of. (up to a point of the pc's/cpu ram capabilities, which i doubt you'll reach from what you've said also taking into consideration the above point about ssd's and connection saturation.),

 

it's only when you start copying from 1 device to multiple devices that you need to really consider the devices read/write capabilities and will probably run into a performance slowdown (takes longer to complete than needed, not a pc freeze/slowdown.) unless the single device is very very fast, the same thing applies also when you start reading and writing to/from a single device at the same time.

 

your pc's performance/user experience shouldn't take a hit/freeze/slowdown except in circumstances i doubt you'll reach just as long as you keep the os drive completely separate from all your data that you will be copying/writing to/from the other devices.

 

don't really think i can add any more general info, so hope we've helped you to at least understand why you may have been experiencing problems when doing certain things.

 

look forward to seeing your new build, must admit i'm a bit jealous, i want to build a new system for myself but can't justify cost for what i currently use mine for. :rofl:  

 

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Edited by terry1966, 25 October 2015 - 01:17 AM.

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