The average Write speed test results were 82.2 MB/s.

USB 3.0 Write test

The File Benchmark tests:

USB 3.0 File Benchmarks

USB 2.0 Connected

Connecting it up via USB 2.0, the average Read speed test results were 33.2 MB/s.

USB 2.0 Read test

The average Write speed test results were 29.2 MB/s.

USB 2.0 Write test

Final Thoughts

The eGo Desktop drive comes as a 2TB drive only, and let’s be honest, the chances are you are buying an external drive because you want some extra space, so 2TB does the trick.

As you can see from the above speed tests, just like the Prestige drive, USB 3.0 results in around 3 times faster read and write access to the drive, so make sure you hook it up to a USB 3.0 port. If you don’t have one, look at investing in either a USB 3.0 PCIe card or an ExpressCard for a laptop.

The drive itself looks quite good – although not as nice as the Prestige drive we reviewed earlier.

All in all I liked this drive – certainly worth taking a look at if you want something that looks great and is USB 3.0 compatible.

Price wise, the 2TB eGo drive costs around £129, but as usual, have a look around to find the best deal. Our advice though would be to go for the 2TB Prestige drive as it looks sleeker, and is just that little bit faster for just a few pounds more.


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