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Seagate Momentus 5400.3 - Larger, Faster and Quieter - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and PCMark05

Today we are looking at one of the fastest notebook HDD's to enter our labs. Seagate's Momentus 5400.3 is in the house!

By: | HDDs in Storage | Posted: May 31, 2006 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Seagate

Test System Setup


Processor: Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 940 (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Intel)


Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1000 Super Talent (Supplied by Super Talent)


Motherboard: ASUS P5WD2-E Premium (Supplied by ASUS)


Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce 7800GT (Supplied by ASUS)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2


Drivers: Intel INF


For these tests we put the Seagate Momentus 5400.3 against its younger brother, the 5400.2, the Toshiba MK 4200 series, IBM Travel Star as well as included the Seagate 7200.9 results to show comparisons between high-end mobile and desktop Hard Disks.




Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0


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PCMark is a multipurpose benchmark, suited for benchmarking all kinds of PCs, from laptops to workstations, as well as across multiple Windows operating systems. This easy-to-use benchmark makes professional strength benchmarking software available even to novice users. PCMark consists of a series of tests that represent common tasks in home and office programs. PCMark also covers many additional areas outside the scope of other benchmarks.



PCMark shows us that the new Momentus model has the goods over the other notebook drives which we included in our testing.

Seagate Momentus 5400.3 (ST9160821A) 160 GB Hard Drive


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