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Seagate 600 SSD ST480HM000 480GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - Power Testing

Seagate 600 SSD ST480HM000 480GB SSD Review
Continuing our coverage of the new Seagate 2013 SSD line up, Chris tests the largest capacity size in the consumer model category. (NASDAQ:STX)
| SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 7, 2013 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Seagate

Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5

Developer Homepage: http://www.bapco.com

Test Homepage: http://www.bapco.com

 

MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.

 

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We've talked quite a bit about the DDR2 DRAM buffer in this review and the reason why takes us to this chart.

 

The Micron DDR2 chips Seagate used in the 480GB drive use 1.8 volts of power. The DDR3 chips we've seen in some SSD's go all the way down to 1.35 volts. LSI SandForce doesn't use a DRAM buffer at all. In our notebook battery life test the Seagate 600 SSD 480GB delivered the least amount of battery life.

 

 

PCMark Vantage HDD Test - Power Draw

 

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The 600 SSD 480GB doesn't do anything crazy with power, but at the same time it doesn't drop down into a low idle state, either.

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