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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

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!


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