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Seagate Momentus XT 500GB ST95005620AS Review

ajmatson    -   May 23, 2010
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Specifications:

Capacity:

500GB

320GB

250GB

Model Number:

ST95005620AS

ST93505620AS

ST92505610AS

Solid State Memory, SLC NAND (GB):

4

4

4

Interface:

SATA 3Gb/s NCQ

SATA 3Gb/s NCQ

SATA 3Gb/s NCQ

Cache (MB):

32

32

32

Head-Rest Method:

QuietStep Ramp Load

QuietStep Ramp Load

QuietStep Ramp Load

Load/Unload Cycles:

 >600,000

 >600,000

 >600,000

Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read:

1 per 10E14

1 per 10E14

1 per 10E14

Power (W) Seek, Typical:
Idle, Typical:

1.554
0.8

1.554
0.8

1.554
0.8

Temperature (°C) Operating:
Nonoperating:

0 to 60
~40 to 70

0 to 60
~40 to 70

0 to 60
~40 to 70

Shock (Gs) Operating 2ms:
Nonoperating 1ms:

350
1000

350
1000

350
1000

Acoustics (bels-sound power) Idle, Typical:
Seek, Typical:

2.3
2.5

2.3
2.5

2.3
2.5

Height (in/mm):

0.370/9.5

0.370/9.5

0.370/9.5

Width (in/mm):

2.75/69.85

2.75/69.85

2.75/69.85

Depth (in/mm):

3.95/100.35

3.95/100.35

3.95/100.35

Weight (lp/g):

0.238/110

0.238/110

0.238/110

 

Features:

  • Solid state hybrid drive delivers SSD-like performance with hard drive capacity options.
  • Adaptive Memory™ technology customizes performance by aligning to user needs for overall improved system response.
  • 80 percent faster performance than traditional 7200-RPM drives in PCMark Vantage benchmark scores
  • Low heat and vibration—quiet operation without giving up storage capacity and affordability
  • OS- and application-independent—designed for any SATA standard laptop PC
  • Seagate® 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • Best-Fit Applications:
    • High-end laptops and workstations
    • High-performance gamer laptops
    • Fast external enclosures: USB

 

All information courtesy of Seagate via pre-release information.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specfications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup
  4. Testing: HD Tune 3.50
  5. Testing: HD Tach, SiSoft Sandra
  6. Testing: Crystal Disk Mark
  7. Testing: ATTO
  8. Testing: AS SSD
  9. Testing: IOMeter
  10. Testing: PCMark Vantage
  11. Testing: Windows Startup & Shutdown
  12. Conclusion
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