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Seagate External 200GB Hard Disk Drive Review

Date: 2004-12-30

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   At last thereíre external hard disk drives from Seagate available, including a 200GB model! It's better late than never, yes? Seagate has taken a long start, letting its two rivals, Maxtor and ...

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Letís first examine the results we have when the drive is attached via USB 2.0.

Seagate External 200GB Hard Disk Drive Review

Seagate External 200GB Hard Disk Drive Review

The first table and diagram reflect the case when the driveís entire capacity is formatted in FAT32. The performance rating of the Seagate drive is so bad here that we canít help suspecting some side factor. Probably the driveís firmware doesnít work correctly with WinBench 99 or with the FAT32 clusters. Anyway, the measured performance is too low to be true.

Seagate External 200GB Hard Disk Drive Review

Seagate External 200GB Hard Disk Drive Review

When one 32GB partition is used, the Seagate drive doubles its performance, but we still feel the results are lower than they should be. So, again, the results of the Seagate leave more questions than give answers.

Seagate External 200GB Hard Disk Drive Review

Seagate External 200GB Hard Disk Drive Review

Now, hereís a miracle to you: the Seagate has got an excellent Disk WinMark score in NTFS! It also has a much higher Business Disk WinMark score than any of its opponents.

Seagate External 200GB Hard Disk Drive Review

Seagate External 200GB Hard Disk Drive Review

Itís different when a 32GB partition is used: the Seagate goes down to the fourth place by the High-End Disk WinMark score, yet it is still the best in Business Disk WinMark.






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