The Great 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HDD Shootout

Results - File Transfer Timing

File Transfer Timing Results

Since such portable hard drives would be mostly frequently used for transferring large media files, we rounded off our testing with a real world file transfer timing test. In this test, we measured how long it took to copy a 1.72GB movie file.

Clearly, the Seagate Backup Plus was the quickest, followed by the Imation Apollo Expert M300. The Buffalo and Verbatim drives posted very similar timings, while the slowest drives were the ones from Western Digital and G Technology.