I'm looking for a standardized way of troubleshooting and benchmarking my USB 3.0 controller, with attached external drives.
I believe I have an under/unsupported controller chipset judging by what I've read here. Specifically, I believe I have the following Syba brand USB 3.0 controller. I've found numerous complaints about slow usb speeds here, here, and here.
For the record, my particular USB 3.0 controller card works, and recognizes the USB 3.0 external drives attached to it, but the most it can muster during a real-world file transfer is ~20-30 MB/s (~160 Mbps+). Now while i don't expect 5 Gbps, I do expect more than what I'm getting now.
I realize that there's probably no "standardized" way of checking things, but is there a FAQ out there I've missed? I've searched high and low, and I can't find anything from Canoncial on the topic. Perhaps some example Bonnie++ commands to ensure that my transfer speeds are in the ballpark?
As an alternative, is there just a simple way of determining which chipset/card/manufacturer IS supported? I've found this page. Is this what I should base my buying decisions on if going with Ubuntu?
Many thanks in advance, and if I've missed a FAQ, etc. dedicated to this very issue, then my apologies. I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to remedy the speed issue for the past few days.