Now we attach the drives across a FireWire connection and repeat the tests.
And again the Seagate is terribly slow in FAT32 – now we are sure this is not a fault of the interface controller we attach the drive to.
When working with a 32GB partition, the Seagate improves its Disk WinMark score, but cannot leave the last place in the table of results.
NTFS is doing wonders to the Seagate drive: it is the second best in High-End Disk WinMark and by far the best in Business Disk WinMark.
When a 32GB partition is created on the drives, they retain their respective places; the certain growth of the High-End Disk WinMark score doesn’t yet allow the Seagate drive to improve its position in the table of results.