Results: Read/Write Throughput
The Buffalo Mini Station Turbo USB is the fastest 2.5”-based USB external hard drive we’ve tested, although SimpleTech’s SimpleDrive Portable and the Western Digital Passport are almost as quick. Differences only exist if the hard drives used are particularly slow, which should only be the case for older products. All modern external 2.5” storage solutions reach the bandwidth limitations of USB 2.0 even when the hard drives are completely full of data.
Write throughput is always somewhat slower than reading and the difference between Buffalo and Toshiba is almost zero here.