Does SATA III to USB 3.0 cable slow down a SSD significantly?


barman58

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I use Bitdefender Pro - It's very comprehensive, ( some say too comprehensive :wink: ) but it's been top of the comparisons sites for some time now or in the top few at least

The free version is also high in the lists, and has a fair amount of tuning options to suit the user's needs
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Chillblast to my design
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5950X, 4.9GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime X570-Pro Motherboard
    Memory
    64GB DDR4 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1650 Ti - HDMI, DP
    Sound Card
    On motherboard Feeding SPDiF 5.1 system
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD 32 Bit HDR Monitor + 43" UHD 4K 32Bit HDR TV
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB M2 SSD OS, 500GB Fast Access SSD, 2 x 8TB Data + Various Externals from 1TB to 4TB, 10TB NAS
    PSU
    NZXT C750 80 PLUS Gold 750W Modular PSU
    Case
    Chillblast Silent Workstation PC Case - Black
    Cooling
    NZXT Kraken X63 280mm CPU Cooler, Quiet Case fans Fan
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitec MX Keys + K830 [Depending on where I'm Sat]
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitec - MX Master 3 + M570 Trackball
    Internet Speed
    72 MB Down 18.5 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2021
    Other Info
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    Laptop - Quad 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64 HP 15.2"
    Nexus 7 Android tablet [x2]
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Blackview 10.2 Tablet
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    Samsung S9 Plus Smartphone
    Samsung Note S20
    Wacom Pro Medium Pen Pad
    Wacom Pro Small Pen Pad
    Wacom ExpressKey Remote
    Loopdeck+ Graphics Controller
    Shuttle Pro v2 Control Pad
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest release]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17 9700
    CPU
    i7 10750H
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Stock Intel + GTX 1650 Ti
    Sound Card
    Stock 4 speaker
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock 17"
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160 HDR touchscreen
    Hard Drives
    2TB M2 NVMe
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock Aluminium / Carbon Fibre
    Cooling
    Stock + 2 fan cooling pad
    Mouse
    Stock Trackpad +Logi Mx Master 3
    Keyboard
    Stock Illuminated + Logi - MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    72 MB Down 18.5 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
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    BitDefender Total Security 2021

Dch48

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Which ones in the market satisfy these criteria?

I have a simple strategy. Most programs I install do not need internet for core functionality. So I block internet access to most apps through Windows Firewall. It is usually apps from Google, Microsoft, Apple, and a handful of highly reputed apps that are allowed internet access on my system. And that too only if the apps rely on internet for core functionality.

I don't mind having un-updated apps as long as they function correctly. I do manually update them once a month or so. I keep my OS up-to-date all the time. All my browsers are configured with maximum security and also kept up-to-date.

Every single program I download is first uploaded to VirusTotal and would be installed only if 100% clean.

I have never had any malware infections on my system.
I don't do those things and have never been infected. I have never blocked anything with the firewall and only scan things on rare occasions. I do that with Defender and/or Malwarebytes. In my 22 years online, my protection programs have only caught 10 or so attempted infections and stopped them all. The one time I did get infected was like 20 years ago when this other guy and I were both chatting with a young woman and he wanted me out of the picture. He sent me the Navidad virus in an email. That virus had a delayed trigger set to go off at midnight on Christmas Eve. I did a scan with Norton about 8 hours before midnight and it detected it and removed it. How it got in I don't know unless the Norton definitions did not have it when it first arrived. On a side note, believe it or not, the girl was later revealed to be Drew Barrymore.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    Motherboard
    MSI B550-A Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200
    Graphics Card(s)
    PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 6600XT with 8GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    Realtek integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer Nitro 24" RG241Y 144hz refresh rate
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Black SN770 1 TB NVMe SSD
    Samsung 860 QVO 1 TB SATA SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD
    PSU
    LEPA B650 650 watt
    Case
    Enermax Coenus
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T4 air
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator
    Mouse
    E-Blue Cobra Jr.
    Internet Speed
    100mbs
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Optical Drives: LG DVD-RW and Pioneer BluRay/ DVD burner
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
    Motherboard
    Asus board (GA402RK)
    Memory
    16 GB Samsung DDR5-4800
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Radeon 680M and discrete Radeon RX 6800S with 8GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek with Dolby Atmos
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop screen 14" WQXGA, IPS, 120hz refresh rate
    Screen Resolution
    2560 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD (WD Black SN850)
    PSU
    Battery power and Asus power brick/adapter. Also has USB-C charging
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    Laptop fans in vapor chamber
    Mouse
    Touchpad and Omoton bluetooth mouse
    Keyboard
    Built in RGB backlit
    Internet Speed
    100mbps
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender

TheMystic

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I don't do those things and have never been infected.
That's okay as long as you have your own way of keeping your system secure.
I have never blocked anything with the firewall and only scan things on rare occasions. I do that with Defender and/or Malwarebytes. In my 22 years online, my protection programs have only caught 10 or so attempted infections and stopped them all. The one time I did get infected was like 20 years ago when this other guy and I were both chatting with a young woman and he wanted me out of the picture. He sent me the Navidad virus in an email. That virus had a delayed trigger set to go off at midnight on Christmas Eve. I did a scan with Norton about 8 hours before midnight and it detected it and removed it. How it got in I don't know unless the Norton definitions did not have it when it first arrived.

I too have always had a full internet security suite for a very long time. That includes Kaspersky, Norton and BitDefender, with Malwarebytes always as a secondary on-demand scanner. Over such a long period, I have had these pick up something once in a while, and surprisingly it has often been files that escaped detection on several earlier scans. That made me think if these products are indeed as good as they claim to be.

I stopped believing product reviews on the internet because it became clear that those with bigger pockets ended up being recommended by such reviews.

Given my own usage and experience, I decided I can live without these products. At the time I made this decision, I still had 2 years of license left on my BitDefender Internet Security suite. No regrets now. I have been using my system for well over 3 years now using just Microsoft Defender and Windows Firewall. There is nothing to indicate that my system has any kind of malware, so I guess it has been a correct decision.

On a side note, believe it or not, the girl was later revealed to be Drew Barrymore.
Sorry for such a big loss. :ROFLMAO:

How did you avenge the other guy's actions?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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