Mobile Terabyte: Seagate FreeAgent Solutions Roundup. Page 5
[04/06/2009 09:25 AM | Storage]
by Aleksey Meyev
Not so long ago a terabyte was considered unrealistically large capacity that could only be possible on multi-drive arrays. Today singe hard disk drives of this size have become quite common. And of course, 1TB external solutions didn’t keep us waiting for long. Today we are going to talk about three solutions like that from Seagate FreeAgent family.
Performance in WinBench 99
WinBench cannot work with large partitions, so I will only show you the drives’ data-transfer rates at the beginning of a smaller partition, i.e. in the fastest zone of the disk.
FreeAgent Desktop, USB
FreeAgent Desk, USB
FreeAgent XTreme, USB
FreeAgent XTreme, FireWire
FreeAgent XTreme, eSATA
Quite expectedly, the data-transfer rate is 30-35MBps for every model’s USB interface, about 45MBps for the XTreme’s FireWire interface, and over 80MBps for the eSATA interface.