Seagate FreeAgent Pro 750GB External Hard Drive Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Thanks to innovations such as perpendicular recording and e-SATA, external storage has improved drastically in the past year, both in terms of size and performance. BigBruin has just reviewed the Seagate FreeAgent Pro 750GB external hard drive.
Heres what they had to say:
While the eSATA performance should be better, the 750GB FreeAgent Pro performed reasonably well via USB 2.0 and Firewire. Considering that you have a massive amount of storage available, faster transfer rates would be desirable. If you actually want to use every last GB of space available, you are going to have to wait quite a while for each backup operation to complete. Taking the 12.5 MB/s transfer rate achieved while writing to the drive means it will take close to 16 hours to completely fill the 698GB of disk space available on this drive! If you have a complete backup set to overwrite the contents of the drive every 24 hours, the drive won't be seeing much down time.
While the performance may be mediocre, the price is quite attractive. Overall, this seems like a good product if you simply want to archive your files. However, if you run applications off of your external hard drives, or frequently stream media, you may want to look elsewhere.
Click here to read the full review.
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