Pros

  • Good USB performance
  • Encrypted backups

Cons

  • USB only

At A Glance

Great USB performance and a docking station make this a top pick.

The Specs

Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces USB 2.0
USB 2.0 Yes
Warranty
Warranty information 5 Years
Warranty information 5 Years
Included Software
Included Software Seagate BlackArmor Backup for Windows
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware USB cable

Warranty Information

5 Years

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested USB 2.0
External Performance, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files Read, 3.68 GB 148.0   seconds
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 157.4   seconds
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 135.3   seconds
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 128.7   seconds
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 59.0   seconds
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 87.7   seconds
Malware Scan 530.0   seconds
System Power, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 86.6   watts
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 85.4   watts
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 85.6   watts
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 86.3   watts
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 87.1   watts
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 84.8   watts
Malware Scan 98.0   watts
System Idle State 81.9   watts
System Sleep State 81.7   watts
System Work State 91.1   watts