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Without Seagate's Momentus Thin on hand we won't be able to put the two head to head like I would have liked. To be honest, I never really thought I would be testing a low cost drive quite like the Z5K320.
ATTO Baseline Performance
Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34
ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.
The Hitachi Z5K320 delivers amazing raw performance in ATTO and is only around 10MB/s down from the Hitachi 7,200 RPM 2.5" notebooks drive.