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Seagate 600 SSD ST480HM000 480GB SSD Review (Page 10)

By Chris Ramseyer on May 7, 2013 08:00 am CDT - 1 min, 7 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Seagate

PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing

For a complete breakdown on the Drives with Data Testing please read this article. You will be able to perform this test at home with the files provided in the article - full instructions are included.

- Brief Methodology

SSD's perform differently when used for a period of time and when data is already present on the drive. The purpose of the Drives with Data testing is to show how a drive performs in these 'dirty' states. SSD's also need time to recover, either with TRIM or onboard garbage collection methods.

Drives with Data Testing - 25%, 50%, 75% Full States and Dirty / Empty Test

Files needed for 60 (64GB), 120 (128GB), 240 (256GB)

60GB Fill - 15GB, 30GB, 45GB

120GB Fill - 30GB, 60GB, 90GB

240GB Fill - 60GB, 120GB, 160GB

Empty but Dirty - a test run just after the fill tests and shows if a drive needs time to recover or if performance is instantly restored.

Seagate 600 SSD ST480HM000 480GB SSD Review 64 | TweakTown.com

The Seagate 600 480GB compares to other drives better than the 240GB model we tested earlier today.

The 480GB doesn't quite get to the same level of performance when half full that we proved with the Samsung 840 Pro 512GB, but it's fairly close. The 480GB doubles the DRAM buffer size over the 240GB and we think that helps this capacity size.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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