Seagate 500 GB External Hard Drive Goes eSATA

Read Transfer Rate

Once we start measuring data transfer, we see a completely different story, with outstanding performance from Seagate's eSATA external drive. Out of the 36 drives we have tested, the eSATA scored in the top three, performing identically to its internal cousin. Very impressive. Let's see if this performance continues with write transfers.

Write Transfer Rate

Different test, but the same story: the Seagate's eSATA once again scores exceptionally well, identical to its internal cousin and once again in the top three. Clearly, the eSATA is a very fast drive, and an excellent choice for an external solution.