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Seagate FreeAgent Pro 1TB Review



After the Seagate FreeAgent Pro 1TB External Hard drive was setup, I found myself amazed at the software that was bundled with the device, however I was wondering how the actual driver performed. It is time to get down to business and see some impressive numbers from this drive, or at least what I hope to be some impressive numbers. To test the FreeAgent, I will be using HD Tune for a benchmark and using some files to put it up against some real world testing.  

Testing Setup:  


Comparison Drives:  

  • Seagate FreeAgent Pro 1TB (USB 2.0)
  • Seagate FreeAgent Pro 1TB (FireWire 400)
  • Seagate FreeAgent Pro 1TB (eSATA)
  • Seagate FreeAgent Pro 750GB (USB 2.0)
  • Western Digital 500GB SATA 3.0GB/s (WD5000AAKS) (Internal HDD)



  • Average Transfer Rate (HD Tune)
  • Access Time (HD Tune)
  • Burst Rate (HD Tune)
  • CPU Usage (HD Tune)
  • Real World File Transfer (Windows Explorer)


Well, enough waiting, let's get started with the testing and see how all of these drives compare. I will start off by running HD Tune on all of the drives, let's see how it compares.




The next group of tests that I am going to be performing on these drives are a real world transfer of three different files. They are all different sizes (10MB. 100MB, and 500MB). I will calculate how long it takes these files to transfer from one location to the other final destination.  


  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation
  3. Configuration & Specifications
  4. Testing
  5. Conclusion
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