Seagate Laptop SSHD ST500LM000 500GB Review (Page 5 of 10)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark

About Crystal Disk Mark

- Measure sequential reads/writes speed
- Measure random 512KB, 4KB, 4KB (Queue Depth=32) reads/writes speed
- Select test data (Random, 0Fill, 1Fill)

From: Developer's Page

Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is in the spotlight. Crystal Disk Mark is an important benchmark, because it tests the input/output operations per second capability of the storage device. As you can see in our charts above, compared against a few select drives; namely, hard drives from HGST, Seagate, and Western Digital, along with a mainstream MX200 500GB SSD from Crucial, the 5,400RPM Seagate Laptop SSHD ST500LM000 500GB was quite in line with my expectations. Crystal Disk Mark does not account for caching, so it was obviously no contest against the Crucial SSD. For a drive of this caliber, these results were what I was anticipating in the sequential read and 512K read sections. Like all HDDs in the presence of an SSD, it was blown away in the 4K and 4K QD32 results. I will let you take a look at the results in our comparison graphs above.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. Conclusion