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Seagate Laptop Thin 500GB Hybrid SSHD ST500LM000 Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

Seagate Laptop Thin 500GB Hybrid SSHD ST500LM000 Review
Seagate tacks on 8GB of NAND flash in its latest Hybrid SSHD, the Laptop Thin SSHD. Today we check out the 500GB model. (NASDAQ:STX)
| SSHDs in Storage | Posted: May 20, 2013 4:56 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Seagate

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: RC6

 

So what is Anvil Storage Utilities? First of all, it's a storage benchmark for SSD's and HDD's where you can check and monitor your performance. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests, you can run a full test or just the read or the write test or you can run a single test, i.e. 4K DQ16.

 

Anvil Storage Utilities is not officially available yet but we've been playing with the beta for several months now. The author, Anvil on several international forums has been updating the software steadily and is adding new features every couple of months.

 

The software is used several different ways and to show different aspects for each drive. We've chosen to use this software to show the performance of a drive with two different data sets. The first is with compressible data and the second data set is incompressible data. Several users have requested this data in our SSD reviews.

 

0-Fill Compressible Data

 

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Incompressible Data

 

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Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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Glancing over our 4K random read we find the Seagate SSHD once again huddled up with its other platter based friends. Running through the Queue depth scale we find the peak IOPS reached at 295.7.

 

 

Scaling Write IOPS through Queue Scale

 

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The Laptop Thin SSHD performed quite well in the 4K random write testing where we saw it start to pull away at QD32.

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