- Packaging, Contents and Specifications
- Closer Look
- Test Bench and Methodology
- AS SSD Benchmark (Pass 3)
- 8MB ATTO Benchmark (Pass 3)
- AIDA64 Average Access Test (Block Size 64KB)
- CrystalDisk Benchmark
- HD Tune Pro Benchmark
- Transfer Tests
- Software Impressions- Seagate Dashboard
Well, as I’ve said in the transfer tests, for a drive that’s meant to be a media backup, it should be quickest of them all when it comes to uncompressed data copy. But the difference between this and another drive- keeping 98.39 GB Assorted movie folder test in mind- it takes 2 minutes more. Sequential read and write are more or less equal and it is quickest compared to the USB 3.0 drives I’ve evaluated in the past, including WD My Passport 2TB which is priced for Rs. 12,000/- MRP. Via amazon, it costs under $100- so I don’t see why this wouldn’t be a default choice for a lot of people.
You loose dashboard once the drive is formatted.
This is something I feel that Seagate can do because of the GoFlex Dock. They can put a small Read-only Flash NAND and pre-install Dashboard in it.
Keeping the price, the warranty of 3 years and the performance of the Seagate/Samsung drive, this will most likely be a default choice for a lot of people. Brushed Aluminium finish on the top and matte finish on the bottom is appreciate, but to be very honest as a desktop user I am sure we all will agree that the cable needs to be longer- long enough to connect from the rear I/O of a desktop system with a super mid tower/full tower and keep it easily on the top- and a Ferrite bead.