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Seagate Laptop Ultrathin (ST500LT032) 500GB HDD Review

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 26, 2013 2:04 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%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 SSDs and HDDs 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.


Incompressible Data




0-Fill Compressible Data





Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale




Next to the 750GB WD drive and Momentus XT, the Laptop Ultrathin is the quickest drive in our Random read testing.



Write IOPS through Queue Depth Scale




4K random write has the Ultrathin slightly quicker than our previously reviewed HGST 7K1000.

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