I recently bought a 1.5TB FreeAgent XTreme external drive to store backups. I bought both a .5M (almost too short) and 1.5 cable (really too long). I want to see if I am getting the full 3.0G/sec transfer with either cable. My Norton 360 backup report was of no help because it didn't give me the total backup time so I could do the computation.
Is there a built in Vista connection speed status like there is for a network connection, or is a a third party tool I can use to measure the connection speed/transfer rate for my esata hard drive?