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Seagate Laptop Ultrathin 500GB ST500LT032 5mm-thick HDD Drive Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Specs and Closer Look
  3. Test Bench and Testing Methodology
  4. AS SSD Benchmark
  5. ATTO Benchmark
  6. AIDA64 Disk Access Benchmark
  7. Anvil Benchmark
  8. Boot Load Test
  9. CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
  10. HDTune Pro Benchmark
  11. Futuremark Benchmarks
  12. Conclusion


It gives me great pleasure every time I put up a review. Its always good to appreciate the support that the manufacturers give from time-to-time to review their own products and others on behalf of the readers. Thanks to companies such as Asus, Gigabyte, Kingston, WD and Coolermaster who give me hardware support by updating my test rig no strings attached. Thumbs up to these guys!

I would like to thank

  • Gigabyte India for providing Gigabyte 890GPA UD3H Rev 1.0 motherboard
  • Asus India for providing Asus 990FX Sabertooth motherboard
  • Kingston Taiwan for providing hardware support with memory kits and SSD drive.
  • WD India for providing WD 300GB HLFS Velociraptor Hard Drive.
  • Coolermaster India for providing Coolermaster GX450 RS-450-ACAA-D3 Power Supply
Test Setup for:Seagate Laptop Ultrathin 500GB ST500LT032 5mm HDD
Motherboard+ ProcessorGigabyte 890GPA-UD3H Rev 1.0+ AMD 965BE
MemoryKingston KHX1600C9D3P1K28G HyperX Genesis 8GB 1600MHz DDRIII
Primary OS driveWD 3000HLFS Velociraptor 300GB/ WD Blue AAJS 320GB/ WD 1TB Velociraptor
Power SupplyCorsair TX750
Chassis

The Benchmarks that I am using are as follows:

  • AS SSD– Read and Write (Pass 3)
  • ATTO- Test File Size= 0.5 to 8MB- Read and Write Pass 3
  • Aida64- Write and Read Access time File Size 64KB Pass 3
  • Anvil Benchmark- Compressible and Incompressible run each with 4, 16 and 32MB File Size
  • Boot Load Test- (Windows 7 SP1 clean installation with AMD 12.6 drivers+ AHCI drivers pre-installed with Utorrent, Avira Security Suite, Asus Xonar DX+ 7.12.8.1794 Drivers, Netgear WG111 Wireless LAN USB drive software as start-up items) Pass 1-5 (Pass 1= System start from Power Off)
  • CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark- with Pass 3, each with 5 re-runs 1000MB File Size
  • HDTune Pro- Write and Read Pass 3
  • PCMark 7- HDD test
  • PCMark Vantage- HDD Test

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