There are two different versions of USB 3.1 the early version which really performance-wise is really only 5 Gbits/second USB 3 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 which is supposed to be faster (10 Gbits/second versus 5 Gbits/second)
Unless both devices are Gen 2 and of good quality you will not see the higher speed. The high initial speed is a burst accommodated by buffering.
To my knowledge the Samsung T3 is only 5 Gbits/second
I have yet to have a USB 3.1 Gen 2 port or device.
I understand what you're saying, just one note - even though the original speed burst is caused by buffers, would this not be an indication of the SSD's write capability when connected to a 3.1 port? Or are you thinking this may be a buffer within the SSDs?
Also, does your ASUS USB 3.1 boost recognize your SSD?
Well currently I do not have anything with USB 3.1 either version.
I'm sure you already know this, but an inexpensive way to check out USB 3.1 is by getting a NexStar 3.1 SSD enclosure. It's inexpensive if you happen to have a spare SSD on hand
One more note - if a file size of 2GB or less is being copied or moved through the USB 3.1 port using a USB 3.1 device it's transferred in less than a blink and makes one wonder if anything has happened
It just so happens that I have had a NexStar3 enclosure for a long time but of course it is not a 3.1 device and of course my ASUS X99-E WS is not 3.1. So I would have to also acquire a PCIe card that supports 3.1 Gen 2.
And I thought you had everything, especially at the bleeding edge of technology
It's lonely not being able to compare results with someone who's tried out the same, especially if the motherboard supplier, ASUS, can't help
Regardless, your comments are always much appreciated.