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Seagate 600 SSD ST480HM000 480GB SSD Review (Page 13)

By Chris Ramseyer on May 7, 2013 at 08:00 am CDT - 0 mins, 56 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Seagate

Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5

Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5

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MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.

Seagate 600 SSD ST480HM000 480GB SSD Review 67 |

We've talked quite a bit about the DDR2 DRAM buffer in this review and the reason why takes us to this chart.

The Micron DDR2 chips Seagate used in the 480GB drive use 1.8 volts of power. The DDR3 chips we've seen in some SSD's go all the way down to 1.35 volts. LSI SandForce doesn't use a DRAM buffer at all. In our notebook battery life test the Seagate 600 SSD 480GB delivered the least amount of battery life.

PCMark Vantage HDD Test - Power Draw

Seagate 600 SSD ST480HM000 480GB SSD Review 68 |

The 600 SSD 480GB doesn't do anything crazy with power, but at the same time it doesn't drop down into a low idle state, either.

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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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