Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,632 Reviews & Articles | 45,207 News Posts

Portable Storage from Seagate - 5GB Pocket Size and 400GB External - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and HD Tach

Seagate has decided to get in on the action with products catering for users with portable storage needs. Over the past few years we've seen the influx of portable storage devices such as pen drives which many of couldn't do without in our day to day lives. Who doesn't want 1 and 0's in their pocket for convenience? Read on as we take a close look at both products and then put them through their paces and see just how they perform.

By: | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Jun 24, 2005 4:00 am

Test System System


Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz (800MHz FSB)


Motherboard(s): DFI LAN Party 865PE (ICH5R)


Memory(s): Kingmax 2 x 512MB DDR-500


Video Card(s): ATI Radeon 9600XT 256MB AGP


Hard Disk(s): Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 200GB PATA


Operating System Used: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2


So, we know both devices from Seagate are quite funky and work well... but, how do they perform? To find out we've used HD Tach, a popular storage benchmark utility and File Copy Test moving 2.3GB worth of data, and compared both products (USB 2.0 and Firewire on the external drive) against a standard USB 2.0 pen drive and a slaved PATA system drive.


These results should give you a good indication of how well the 5GB pocket drive from Seagate performs against a regular pen drive and how the 400GB external unit performs against a hard drive inside your case connected to the IDE bus through the older Intel ICH5R south bridge.


Let's begin and see how they go!


HD Tach


Version and / or Patch Used:


Developer Homepage:


Product Homepage:

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.


United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.

Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.


Further Reading: Read and find more Storage content at our Storage reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down