Hard drives can be a scary buying decision, when you consider the plethora of alternatives to think about. The Seagate and Western Digital are solid performers for telecommuters and techies alike. The Seagate rises above with its large storage capacity, however the Western Digital deserves praise for its fast rotation speed and does well for multimedia.
|Features||Seagate Freeagent Goflex||Western Digital Velociraptor|
|Height||2.21 cm (0.87 in.);11.15 cm (4.39 in.);1.45 cm (0.57 in.)||2.62 cm (1.03 in.);2.59 cm (1.02 in.);2.54 cm (1 in.);1.52 cm (0.6 in.);1.5 cm (0.59 in.)|
|Weight||0.28 kg;0.15 kg||0.5 kg;0.49 kg;0.23 kg;0.22 kg|
|Average Latency||5.56 ms||3 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.)||7.11 cm (2.8 in.);6.98 cm (2.75 in.);14.73 cm (5.8 in.);14.71 cm (5.79 in.);10.21 cm (4.02 in.);10.16 cm (4 in.)|
|Hard Drive Type||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)|
|Buffer Size||8 MB;64 MB;16 MB||63 MB;32 MB;2 MB;16 MB|
|Spindle Speed||7200 RPM;5400 RPM||10000 RPM|
|Depth||8.92 cm (3.51 in.);8.1 cm (3.19 in.);11.99 cm (4.72 in.)||9.91 cm (3.9 in.);14.73 cm (5.8 in.);14.71 cm (5.79 in.);10.16 cm (4 in.);10.01 cm (3.94 in.)|
|Hard Drive Enclosure||External||Internal|
|External Data Transfer Rate||640 Mbps;60 Mbps;500 Mbps;480 Mbps||768 Mbps;600 Mbps;300 Mbps;120 Mbps|
|Sound Emission||Not Specified||36 dB|
|Seek Time||Not Specified||5.5 ms;4.2 ms;3.6 ms;3 ms|
|cmm_sdc.string.Package Qty. (Mining)||Not Specified||1|
|Internal Data Transfer Rate||Not Specified||300 Mbit/s|
Seagate Freeagent Goflex
The Seagate sports a 320 GB to 3 TB storage capacity, so you can keep all of your valuable applications and financial data. What's more, its 7200 RPM rotation speed helps you load games in no time flat. You can rapidly search through many files thanks to the Seagate's 8 MB buffer size. Plus, it has a 640 Mbps external data transfer rate, so you can quickly read and write from your device. Its USB 3.0 interface helps you connect to a large number of devices that support USB. Moreover, you can enjoy ease of installation thanks to the Seagate's SATA interface.
Western Digital Velociraptor
The Western Digital boasts a 6 GB to 1 TB storage capacity, so you can preserve your whole family's favourite tunes and games. In addition, its 10000 RPM rotation speed helps you quickly copy large video, image, and game files. Enjoy rapid file searches thanks to its 16 MB buffer size. What's more, the Western Digital has a 768 Mbps external data transfer rate, so you can access critical data with great speed. Its SATA interface enables you to install it in a flash.
Comparing the Seagate Freeagent Goflex Vs Western Digital Velociraptor
The Western Digital comes out ahead and is a good choice for multimedia. The Western Digital has a 39% faster rotation speed, so you can transfer large files much more quickly. Plus, you can spend less time searching through files thanks to its 100% larger buffer size. Beyond that, the Western Digital's 20% faster external data transfer rate enables you to read external data files more rapidly. However, the Seagate has a larger available storage capacity, so you can save even more applications, files, and data. Plus, the Seagate does well with a compatible interface and a compatible interface.
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