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Seagate Laptop Thin 500GB Hybrid SSHD ST500LM000 Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests


By: | SSHDs in Storage | Posted: May 20, 2013 4:56 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Seagate

PCMark Vantage - Hard Disk Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

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

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmark-vantage/

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PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and high-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing.

 

Futuremark has developed a good set of hard disk tests for their PCMark Vantage Suite. Windows users can count on Vantage to show them how a drive will perform in normal day to day usage scenarios. For most users these are the tests that matter since many of the old hat ways to measure performance have become ineffective to measure true Windows performance.

 

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Ok, so enough synthetics already, right? Now we get to where the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD really excels, the real-world. Above we find the data from a set of three runs I did with the SSHD to really show what it's capable of when the drives caching algorithms are allowed to open up and start doing work.

 

Between runs 1 and 3, we found the drive almost quadruple its performance going from a measly 20.06MB/s to a very nice 79.24MB/s.

 

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As we find above game load times get a boost six times over going from 10.8MB/s to 65.5MB/s.

 

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Windows Photo Gallery netted twice the performance from run 1 to run 3.

 

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With the SSHD really starting to crank out the speed we find Vista startup go from 18MB/s to 59MB/s.

 

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We find the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD on top of the Movie Maker chart as well, with a 25MB/s boost when comparing run 1 to run 3.

 

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Media Player sees the ST500LM000 getting some friendly competition from its 750GB Momentus XT brother.

 

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We all load applications, right? Above we find the SSHD towering above the competition with all its pinning algorithms in full swing.

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