We switch to FAT32 now. The performance of the Seagate is worse here than in NTFS – it is the slowest in all the patterns. Yet, there’s no that catastrophic performance degradation in FAT32 that we have seen in WinBench.
The Seagate takes the third overall place in this test.
When copying files within one partition, the Seagate falls far behind its opponents in the two patterns that are made up of many small files. In the remaining three patterns the Seagate is second and third.
The last diagram of this group shows the speeds of the drives as they are copying files from one partition to another. The Seagate is the slowest in Windows and Programs patterns (i.e. with small files), but takes the second place in the other patterns.