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Benchmark Results: Read/Write Throughput

Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex: Modular External Storage
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The eSATA and USB 3.0 configurations clearly provide the best throughput, and we strongly recommend using one of these interfaces if you’ll be moving large amounts of data on a regular basis. USB 2.0 works for backup and occasional use, but SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is 3x to 5x faster—a huge time-saver in real life.

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