Check The Transfer Speed Of Real Time On Media Drives With HD Speed

Check The Transfer Speed Of Real Time On Media Drives With HD Speed

Do you often wonder about the speed of the data that is being transferred from media drives to your host PC or vice versa? 

Host compliance device like USB 2.0 supports maximum 480 Mbps transferring speed, but because of overhead and losses, none of them touches that speed in the real world. Now to satisfy your curiosity to know more about the transfer speed of your SATA hard disk (Serial ATA) or your USB pen drive, you can download software called HD Speed.



HD Speed will generate a graphical representation of the average and current transfer speed for every single time. It is a self executable file which means once you download the file, you can run it without installing the file in the system. To make a better use of it according to your preferences, there are lots of options to choose from.

When the softwares works as a quick comparison, it eats up 80 KB which can be taken from USB pen drive for benchmarking. To cover all size of data’s automatically, select the option or set the settings to Auto mode. Once all the settings are set, click start and your work is done.

Air Cooling Mid Tower CPU Chasis With HDD Docking Station

This is quite unique as no one has tried something quite the same, maybe due to increase in costs. Yet it can be quite useful, especially if you are a person who keeps throwing your things around. The Dokker is priced at $65 only, able to support upto 12.5”cards, so a perfect match for your foot long CPU. When compared to the earlier Corsair case, the Dokker is sure a hot deal!

Thermaltake is a famous DIY Chassis brand, which is coming out with their latest top mounted HDD single bay docking station PC chassis, the all black Dokker. It can compile one 3.5” or 2.5 SATA drive as required. It gives way for fastest on-the-go data transfer without the necessity to set up a software or hardware.

The Dokker also allows great airflow with a choice of fitting upto 7 fans. A whooping 10 drives can be installed while the HDD drive bay presents an anti-vibrant design, promising a silent computing experience. For those looking for more cooling effect, the Dokker is prepared for liquid cooling setups too.

A comparatively huge mother board tray hole design assists free movement for removal/exchange of CPU coolers. Then you also have the pre-installed dust filters for the fans, mainly the dust filter beneath the PSU is easily removable and cleanable. It is equipped with just a 120mm blue LED- boasting fan at the rear end.

Thermaltake’s case is listed in Australia at present and is priced at AUD 89.10/88.3 USD. But at the Thermaltake’s store it costs $64.99. The Dokker measures 18.5×7.9×19.1 inches weighing about 13.4lbs. It also supplies three 5.25 inch and one 3.5 inch accessible drive bays. Other features are slots for USB 2.0 and HD audio; tool free installations of PC cards and storage drives; pre-installed dust filters for fan and much more.

What are Tape Drives and where are tape drives used ?

Earlier I spoke about Tape Libraries and its usage, today I’ll speak a bit about Tape drives and where they are use.

Tape drive is a data storage device which is used to read and write data that is stored on a magnetic tape. Tape drives are also known as ‘streamers’. Typically, Tape Drives are used for archival storage of data stored on hard drives.

The data capacities on these tape drives ranges from a few megabytes to several gigabytes. Their transfer speeds also vary considerably. Today you can find Fast tape drives in the market which can transfer as much as 20MB per second.

Tape drives come with sequential-access of data, which makes it slower to read/write data. ie..A tape drive spends significant amount of time winding tape between reels to read any piece of data on the drive. The advantage of hard disk drives over tape drives are that they allow random-access to data. ie..the read/write head moves to any random part of disk platters in a jiff. Thus rendering tape drives slow in the average seek time. however, regardless of slow seek time, they can stream data to tape very quickly.

The interfaces used to connect tape drives to a computer are SCSI, IDE, SATA, USB, FireWire to name a few. Tape drives assist autoloaders and tape libraries in loading, unloading and storing multiple tapes to increase their archiving capacity. So i guess its safe to say that tape drives have certain uses and are not outdated in some respects.