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Seagate 500GB Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive Review

Seagate 500GB Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Seagate's Momentus XT is a 2.5" notebook drive of a half-Terabyte in capacity that stands out from the crowd because it contains 4GB of SLC NAND flash.
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External Mfg. Website: seagate Jun 12 2010   Max Page  
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HDD Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra Read / Write

SiSoft Sandra 2010 - HDD Read and Write tests Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system as well as the individual components. The results are also purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance. Higher points are better.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra 2010 - Hard Drive Read Tests
Read Drive Index: Points Ranking
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 80.13
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 147.83
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 147.83
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 253.65
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 87.5
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 101.48
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 84.53
Read Random Access Time: (ms) Points Ranking
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 4
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 1
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 1
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 0.55
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 0.55
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 5.77
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 17.78

When it comes to read performance in Sandra, the 500GB Seagate Momentus XT posts a result of 84.53MB/s. This synthetic test does not take advantage of the hybrid drive's Adaptive Memory, which is why there is a discrepancy between the SSHD and SSD read performance. Random Access Time is a relatively slow 17.78ms.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra 2011 - Hard Drive Write Tests
Write Drive Index: Points Ranking
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 85.99
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 170.5
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 77.97
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 232.32
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 151.78
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 111
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 102.52
Write Random Access Time: (ms) Points Ranking
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 12
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 13
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 5
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 0.15
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 0.18
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 16.73
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 7

The 500GB Seagate Momentus XT SATA II achieves a modest write index of 102.52 MB/s in Sandra. Write random access time is 7ms. Next up, HDTach.

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Contents of Article: seagate Momentus XT
 Pg 1.  Seagate 500GB Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive Review
 Pg 2.  HDD Benchmarks: HDTune Pro Read / Write
 Pg 3.  HDD Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 4.  — HDD Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra Read / Write
 Pg 5.  HDD Benchmarks HD Tach
 Pg 6.  HDD Benchmark: File Transfer & Conclusions

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