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Seagate 600 Series 480GB RAID 0 SSD Report - Secondary Volume Benchmarks - Blackmagicdesign's Disk Speed Test

By: Jon Coulter | RAID in Storage | Posted: Dec 14, 2013 12:04 am

Disk Speed Test


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Disk Speed Test is an easy to use tool to quickly measure, and certify, your disk performance for working with high quality video! Simply click the start button, and Disk Speed Test will write test your disk using large blocks of data, and then display the result. Disk Speed Test will continue to test writes and reads from your disk, so you can evaluate both performance, and readability, over time.


We rate a drive/array's video capabilities by the number of different categories that the device is capable of passing. The maximum number of tests that are possible to pass are 45 write tests, and 45 read tests. We chart the number of tests a disk/array is capable of passing, for a comparison of one drive/array verses another.






It's very hard for a single drive to be completely HD video capable. This is why serious video processing is done almost exclusively utilizing RAID arrays. Sequential incompressible performance is the name of the game when it comes to video processing.


A 600 series array, not surprisingly, is completely HD video capable. Even though there are other slightly faster arrays, we prefer a 600 series array over all others for video processing. The reason we prefer a 600 series array in this scenario? Simple: consistent performance over time.

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