Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Solid State Hybrid Drive Review

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CrystalDiskMark v3.0

CrystalDiskMark is a small HDD benchmark utility for your hard drive that enables you to rapidly measure sequential and random read/write speeds.

Segate Momentus 7200.4 500GB:

CrystalDiskMark v3.0 Benchmark Results

Segate Momentus XT 500GB:

CrystalDiskMark v3.0 Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: With Crystal Mark v3.0 run with a file size of 100MB we were able to see that when it comes to platter performance both of the drives are close to the same.  

Crystal Mark Benchmark Results

100MB Files Test Comparison Chart: The Seagate XT 500GB drive performs basically like a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 in the traditional benchmarks.  Let’s now take a look at something like PCMark Vantage that will show off what makes the hybrid part of the drive special.

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