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Portable Storage from Seagate - 5GB Pocket Size and 400GB External

By: Cameron Wilmot | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Jun 24, 2005 4:00 am
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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: 3.0.1.0

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.simplisoftware.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.simplisoftware.com/Public/index.php?request=HdTach

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