- 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
Its been a long time since I’ve reviewed Seagate portable drives. Compared to last time, they have done some changes with the packaging compared to the first GoFlex days:
Seagate provides 3 years of manufacturer’s warranty (as mentioned on the box) with this drive. There’s not much information you would need from a portable drive- except that the thickness of the drive is 14.5mm, its cross compatible between mac and windows- and you can backup your Facebook account- and since Seagate uses SATA connector type called USM with a possibility that you can buy an optional FireWire 800 or Thunderbolt should you require to. The one I will be reviewing is with the USB 3.0 adapter provided by default with the drive.
As far as other variants of the GoFlex Backup is concerned, you get the 500GB and 750GB alongwith 1TB counterpart that I am evaluating- as well with the choice of either Red, Silver Blue and Black colour.
As an end user, ignore the Master Carton and Pallet dimensions/quantities. Seagate did mention that this drives comes with 2 years warranty according to the PDF- so most likely 3 Years Warranty must be applicable for Asia Pacific at the very least. Other than that, you get the same contents.
According to Crystal Disk info, the actual drive is shown as ST1000LM024- a Seagate Momentus Drive- which is also Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M101MBB according to data specs. For those who do not know, Seagate bought Samsung Storage and Western Digital bought Hitachi.
This drive comes with 5400RPM 8MB Cache with SATA II interface with 2x 500GB platter.