Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive 2TB USB 3.0 Review

Testing & Methodology


Hardware

  • Gigabyte Z79X UD5H-BK
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
  • Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2400MHz
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB
  • EVGA GTX 980 SC

Software

  • AIDA64 Storage Benchmark
  • Anvil’s Storage Utilities
  • ATTO Benchmark
  • CrystalDiskMark

I’ll be running almost all the benchmark tests on the empty drive first followed by a fillage scenario of 25%, 50%, and 75%. This will give us a detailed analysis on how the drive performs under different load scenarios.

On each of the following pages, I’ll be inserting screenshots from each test as well as a performance analysis chart and drive comparison chart. As the AIDA64 write tests require the drive to be unpartitioned we don’t get any fillage report here, instead we get a great view on the drives bare performance.