Will changing the type of cable I am using from USB to eSATA speed up ripping.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by newmacuser23, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. newmacuser23 macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2010
    I have a external blu-ray drive and it has two connections of choice e-SATA and USB 3.0 as Apple is not supporting USB 3.0 I only get USB 2.0 speeds.

    So if I was to change from using USB to E-SATA would by ripping speed increase?

    If it would help which E-SATA card should I get? As not all hardware has Apple compatible drivers.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    During the ripping process, have a look at Activity Monitor > Disk Activity and see, if the writing speed is always topping out at 36MB/s or so. If that is the case, you have reached the USB 2.0 limit.
  3. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    If you are ripping from a dvd to an external drive then no, dvd speeds are not going to saturate the USB2.0 bus. Even if you are using a Sata DVD rom in your mac.

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