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Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review

Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review

Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Backup Plus Slim is a self-contained 2.5" SATA-600 interface hard drive in a black aluminum and plastic enclosure which connects via USB 3.0 cable to any PC or Mac computer.
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External Mfg. Website: Seagate Sep 21 2016   Max Page  
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HDD Benchmarks: Sandra 2012, HD Tach

SiSoft Sandra 2012 Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system as well as the individual components. The results are also purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra 2012 - Hard Drive Read Tests
Read Drive Index: Points Ranking
Seagate BackupPlus 2TB USB3 External 89.78
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 HDD 117.2
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 109.14
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 80.13
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 127.86
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 110.85
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 91.39
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 84.53
Read Random Access Time: (ms) Points Ranking
Seagate BackupPlus 2TB USB3 External 15.76
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 HDD 10
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 9.2
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 4
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 17.23
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 17.8
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 15
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 17.78

Sandra reports the physical 2TB drive as model: HN-M201RAD/ST2000LM003 (3 platters, 6 heads). Read performance is decent for a 2.5" drive (89MB/s).

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra 2012 - Hard Drive Write Tests
Write Drive Index: Points Ranking
Seagate BackupPlus 2TB USB3 External 87.86
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 HDD 114.9
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 109.4
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 85.99
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 128.47
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 111.44
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 148.84
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 102.52
Write Random Access Time: (ms) Points Ranking
Seagate BackupPlus 2TB USB3 External 20.13
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 HDD 5.3
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 3.6
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 12
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 3.65
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 6.61
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 9.65
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 7

In the write portion of Sandra, the 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim external USB 3.0 drive posts relatively slow write performance if we compare its results to the other 2.5" drives. Write index is 87MB/s, whereas the Momentus XT drives average 100-140MB/s.

HD Tach V3.0.1.0 Source: TCD Labs Inc.

HD Tach is a physical performance hard drive test for Windows 95/98/ME and Windows NT/2000. In Windows 9X/ME it uses a special kernel mode VXD to get maximum accuracy by bypassing the file system. A similar mechanism is used in Windows NT/2000/XP. HD Tach reads from areas all over the hard drive and reports an average speed. It also logs the read speeds to a text file that you can load into a spreadsheet and graph to visually read the results of the test.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportHD Tach 3.0.4 - 8MB Tests - READ
Burst Speed: (Mb/s) Points Ranking
Seagate BackupPlus 2TB USB3 External 177
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 HDD 270.7
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 209.9
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 214.7
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 366.4
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 336.4
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 405.1
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 231.7
Average Read: (MB/s) Points Ranking
Seagate BackupPlus 2TB USB3 External 94.7
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 HDD 123.9
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 115.2
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 90.5
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 137.3
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 115.5
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 95.9
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 89.4
Random Access Time: (ms) Points Ranking
Seagate BackupPlus 2TB USB3 External 18.3
Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 HDD 12.3
Western Digital RE4 1TB WD1003FBYX HDD 11.8
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 12.1
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 16.7
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 17
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 0.4
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 17

HDTach measures how fast the system can transfer information from the hard disk to RAM. Thanks to the 32B of onboard cache, the 2TB 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim external USB 3.0 drive achieves a Burst speed of 177 MB/s - the slowest of all drives tested. Average write isn't too bad, at 94MB/s, the Momentus XT drives post similar results.

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Contents of Article: Seagate STDR2000100
 Pg 1.  Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
 Pg 2.  360-Degree Product View
 Pg 3.  Storage Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 4.  HDD Benchmarks: HD Tune Pro Read / Write
 Pg 5.  — HDD Benchmarks: Sandra 2012, HD Tach
 Pg 6.  File Transfer Test & Conclusions

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