The Backup Behemoth
The newest Seagate Pushbutton Backup class of drives boasts a gigantic 750 GB capacity. Construction is rugged, and it comes with a stand to keep it in the upright position. When stacked horizontally one above the other, each drive locks with the one above and below it. In addition to the USB 2.0 port, the drive has two FireWire ports, so you can connect multiple drives in a daisy-chain.
The drive disappoints somewhat on the performance front: read speed is as expected, but the write speed was a bit slow. The bundled software includes data backup software, in conjunction with which the drive’s push-button conve-niently backs up data. The bundled DiscWizard adequately performs drive maintenance functions.
The drive is priced too steep right now—if you need an external backup solution, you’d be well-advised to wait a couple of months.
750 GB; 7200 rpm; 16 MB buffer; dimen-sions: 180 x 165 x 58 mm; weight: 1.27 kg; USB 2.0, FireWire400
Contact : Seagate Technologies
Phone : 044-42243353
E-mail : ramprasad.md@ redington.co.in
Web site : www.seagate.com
Price : Rs 25,500
Performance : 3.5
Features : 3.5
Build quality : 3.5
Value for money : 2.5
Overall : 3