I was talking about sync.exe picking them up as fixed disks. Running it with no params flushes all fixed disks. That's all. If it does not report flushing the drive letter for the usb when run with no params, you have to specify the drive letter to force it as in
as I stated earlier
The docks are SIIG USB 3.0. WD Sata III drives freshly formatted show benchmarks at full speed. I think the fastest rated WD I have is the discontinued 640 GB 64 MB cache model. Sustained transfer is listed at 126 MB/s. Sequential read/write freshly formatted is 130/138 MB/s Crystal Disk Mark. But CDM considers 1 million bytes a MB for some reason I can't fathom. After all, they have access to a computer to do the math.
But they seem to prefer orders of magnitude. In any case that comes close to what I'd expect.
I just got a cheap SSD on sale. I'm using it in the dock for video mux. Supposedly in a direct Sata III connection it should do 500 MB/s sequential. In the dock I'm getting 170/145 read/write. But of course the beauty is in the random access. I can use it for both video source and destination with no thrashing penalty. It's a Kingston. I think they phased it out.. reason for the sale. But I got a good price. $70 for 128 GB. This machine has a plastic cage devised by Satan for the system HD. I saw the video of the tech doing R&R of the drive. Forget it!! Besides, fast boot isn't the only thing in life. I get good use of the SSD muxing in the dock. The SSD has the same controller as the other higher priced models. I think the memory is not rated to last as long. Eight years typical use as system disk.
I haven't tried it on W7 yet with the Trim notifications. I'm using it on a Vista machine. But the garbage collector works well enough for my purposes. I did a mux with audio only encode to another video container and I kept killing the job because I changed a setting in the middle and I thought it was picking up the temp file and resuming it was so fast!! I just watch the progress bar go across.