Over the past few months, we have been able to get our hands-on many of Seagate's latest offerings including 5TB and 6TB solutions. Adding these new solutions with our previously reviewed Desktop HDD 4TB, we now have a complete set of 4TB, 5TB and 6TB drives.
With each of these drives now in the lab in pairs, we could find no better time than now to set up a few RAID arrays using the integrated solution on our test platform.
Today, we will explore the performance in RAID 0 for each of these solutions for those of you building storage servers or gaming rigs with intense capacity.
Desktop Test System
Our consumer storage-testing platform consists of a GIGABYTE Z97X UD7 TH Pro with an Intel Core i7-4770 at the heart. Memory consists of a 4 x 4GB configuration of Corsair Dominator Platinum rated at 2800MHz. Samsung 840 Pro SSDs provide storage of the test system.
For this article, we used the Intel onboard RAID option ROM 13.0.0.0275 with RST 13.03. Benchmarks used in the process include IOMeter version 1.1, with the RAID Stripe Size set at 128K.
PRICING: You can find the Seagate Desktop HDDs for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB retails for $143.50 at Amazon, and the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB retails for $299.99 at Amazon.
- Page 1 [Introduction and Test System Setup]
- Page 2 [Benchmarks - 4K Random Performance & Latency]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance & Latency]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- 'Kingsman' sequel releases first explosive trailer
- Intel's new Xeon rocks 28C/56T, costs over $12,000
- George Miller still planning two 'Mad Max' sequels
- Call of Duty WWII creatively strips players of power
- Hardware deals: GTX 1050 only $95 & cheapest Ryzen 5
- HDD to SSD
- Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube Gaming PC Review
- Synology RT2600ac Wireless Router Review
- Cursor disappearing randomly
- AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11G Review
- Western Digital ships fourth-generation Helium Hard Drive platform with Ultrastar He12 12TB advanced storage hard drives
- Call of Duty: WWII delivers gripping action on global scale
- Nokia partners with Lucasfilm to deliver an immersive behind-the-scenes VR experience of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- New LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3 bridges the port gap and delivers massive capacity to streamline creative workflows
- ENERMAX launches D.F. STORM, the 3500RPM fan featuring self-cleaning design