The Great 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HDD Shootout


Results - HD Tune Pro 5.0

HD Tune Pro 5.0 Results

HD Tune is a popular hard disk benchmarking utility and we were expecting a close fight between the drives again. Expectedly, sequential read and write performance was generally very comparable across the board. Write performance, in particular, was nearly identical across the board; but we did notice that the Imation drive was slightly slower in the read performance test.

Random access performance revealed slightly greater variation in performance. This time, random read access of the drives were nearly almost identical; but random write performance saw two standout drives in the form of the Imation Apollo Expert M300 and Western Digital My Passport. Looking at their average random speeds, they were both about 30% to 40% faster than the rest of the drives.