Hard drives can be an intimidating purchase decision, because of all the attributes to investigate. The Seagate and Western Digital are solid performers for techies and telecommuters alike. The Seagate turns heads with its generous storage capacity, however the Western Digital is impressive in its own right.
|Features||Seagate Freeagent Goflex||Western Digital My Passport|
|Height||2.21 cm (0.87 in.);11.15 cm (4.39 in.);1.45 cm (0.57 in.)||2.11 cm (0.83 in.);1.78 cm (0.7 in.);1.52 cm (0.6 in.);1.5 cm (0.59 in.)|
|Weight||0.28 kg;0.15 kg||0.23 kg;0.19 kg;0.18 kg;0.14 kg|
|Average Latency||5.56 ms||5.56 ms|
|Width||8.89 cm (3.5 in.);8.1 cm (3.19 in.);11.96 cm (4.71 in.);11.15 cm (4.39 in.);1.45 cm (0.57 in.)||8.2 cm (3.23 in.);8.13 cm (3.2 in.);7.95 cm (3.13 in.);12.62 cm (4.97 in.);11.18 cm (4.4 in.)|
|Hard Drive Type||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)|
|Hot Swap||Yes||Not Specified|
|Buffer Size||8 MB;64 MB;16 MB||8 MB|
|Spindle Speed||7200 RPM;5400 RPM||7200 RPM;5400 RPM|
|Depth||8.92 cm (3.51 in.);8.1 cm (3.19 in.);11.99 cm (4.72 in.)||8.13 cm (3.2 in.);7.95 cm (3.13 in.);12.62 cm (4.97 in.);11.18 cm (4.4 in.);11.1 cm (4.37 in.)|
|Hard Drive Enclosure||External||External|
|External Data Transfer Rate||640 Mbps;60 Mbps;500 Mbps;480 Mbps||640 Mbps;60 Mbps|
|Seek Time||Not Specified||4.2 ms;12 ms|
|cmm_sdc.string.Package Qty. (Mining)||Not Specified||1|
Seagate Freeagent Goflex
The Seagate boasts a 320 GB to 3 TB storage capacity, allowing you to hold onto your whole family's collected albums and videos. Furthermore, its 5400 RPM rotation speed helps you gain fast access to large multimedia files. You can rapidly search through many files thanks to its 16 MB buffer size. Plus, the Seagate has a 640 Mbps external data transfer rate, so you can access critical data with great speed. Its USB 3.0 interface enables you to connect to a plethora of USB devices. Moreover, you can easily install it in a snap thanks to its SATA interface.
Western Digital My Passport
The Western Digital has a 400 GB to 2 TB storage capacity, so you can preserve all of your important programs and financial data. Plus, its 5400 RPM rotation speed lets you load games quickly. Enjoy rapid file searches thanks to its 8 MB buffer size. Beyond that, the Western Digital features a 640 Mbps external data transfer rate, so you can quickly read and write from your device. Its USB 3.0 interface helps you use it with all types of compatible devices.
Comparing the Seagate Freeagent Goflex Vs Western Digital My Passport
The Seagate leads the way. The Seagate has a larger available storage capacity, so you can store even more applications, files, and data. Moreover, its 100% larger buffer size helps you search through files more quickly. However, the Western Digital holds its own with a fast external data transfer rate, a fast rotation speed, and a handy interface.
Buying On eBay
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