I got a brand new 3TB Seagate FreeAgent external disk. But it is TERRIBLY slow! Slow as a dead rabbit. Is it because of the USB 2 connection it uses? (Unfortunately is has no SATA connector). It sucks.
I used Disk Tools to measure the speed. Look how fast are my old drives compared to the brand new one!
Drive D: - [freeagent 3tb] --------- THE NEW ONE Free space: 2376.10GB OS buffer: disabled
Write speed: 20.4MB/sec Read speed: 25.22MB/sec
Drive E: - [Old] Free space: 69.88GB OS buffer: disabled
Write speed: 67.5MB/sec Read speed: 65.60MB/sec
Drive C: - [toshiba-500gb] Free space: 146.45GB OS buffer: disabled
Write speed: 75.0MB/sec Read speed: 81.29MB/sec
Is this normal?