USB 3.0 Portable Drive Roundup
Devices offer a range of features, functions, styles and designs
By Keith Shaw | Network World US | Published: 16:07, 11 April 2011
In our recent roundup of USB 3.0 testing, we tested six portable hard drives to see how much faster USB 3.0 was compared with USB 2.0. However, beyond speeds the drives offer up different features and functions, as well as style and designs.
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex
Best USB 3.0 speeds: 95.87 MB/sec. read, 58.36 MB/sec. write Best USB 2.0 speeds: 30.81 MB/sec. read, 21.98 MB/sec. write Other features: GoFlex cable/adapter lets you switch between USB 2.0, USB 3.0 or eSATA cables (sold separately), which future-proofs the drive against new speed technology; automatic continuous backup software, Seagate Dashboard includes file encryption, utilities and optional software downloads (Memeo Backup, Synch). Price: $138.70 (£84.40) (buy.com)