Seagate FreeAgent XTreme 1TB External Hard Drive Review

Performance Testing
This drive has 3 connections: USB, Firewire, and eSATA, but since there was no eSATA cable included we will only be testing the USB and Firewire. We used 3 different programs to test the drive, HD Tune, HD Tach, and Sandra’s Physical Disks Benchmark. Here are the results from the tests.

HD Tune

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HDTach

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Sandra Physical Disks

As you can see the speed of the drive is what you would expect from a USB or Firewire connected device. The Firewire connection was a little faster, but not by much. I really would have liked to be able to test the eSATA connection because it would have blown the USB and Firewire results out of the water!

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