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Seagate USB Portable Hard Drive Review

Date: 2005-3-12

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   Last June Seagate made some really impressive progress having announced 12 new products at a time. The echo from that announcement is still wandering around the market getting materiali...

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Seagate USB Portable Hard Drive Review

Seagate USB Portable Hard Drive Review

Now letís see how the use of NTFS file system affects the performance of our testing participants. The first diagram offers the results during file creation (writing). Of course, if we compare these results with what we have just discussed for FAT32, we will still see the overall performance drop here, but it will not be as dramatic as in case of the FAT32 file system. Nevertheless, the external drive creates and writes files slower than the traditional HDD.

Seagate USB Portable Hard Drive Review

The file read speed diagram once again shows that the portable device is falling behind the internal Hard Drive in all five patterns.

Seagate USB Portable Hard Drive Review

File copying within a single partition makes the gap between the external and internal solution even bigger. The only exception is the MP3 pattern, when the performance difference between the two is not that dramatic any more.

Seagate USB Portable Hard Drive Review

The last diagram shows the file copy speed from one partition to another. The situation is very similar to what we have just seen in the previous case. The portable drive loses to its opponent in all five patterns. Again in MP3 pattern, the performance difference between the two is minimal.






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