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Momentus XT 750 GB Review: A Second-Gen Hybrid Hard Drive
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Our testing of Seagate’s new Momentus XT 750 GB consists of three different suites:

  1. Synthetic and storage benchmarks
  2. Power consumption and efficiency testing
  3. Real-world and boot/shutdown testing
Performance Benchmark Test System
Hardware
CPUIntel Core i5-2500K (32 nm, Sandy Bridge, D2), 4C/4T, 3.3 GHz, 4x 256 KB L2 Cache, 6 MB L3 Cache, w/ HD Graphics 3000, 95 W TDP, 3.7 GHz max. Turbo Boost
Motherboard (LGA 1155)
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3, Revision: 2.0, Chipset: Intel Z68 Express, BIOS: F3
RAM2 x 2 GB DDR3-1333, Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D
System SSDIntel X25-M G1, 80 GB, Firmware 0701, SATA 3Gb/s
ControllerIntel PCH Z68 Express SATA 6Gb/s
Power SupplySeasonic X-760 760 W, SS-760KM Active PFC F3
Benchmarks
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.16

PCMark 7 1.0.4
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2006.07.27
Fileserver-Benchmark
Webserver-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
Streaming Reads
Streaming Writes
4K Random Reads
4K Random Writes
System Software & Drivers
DriverDetails
Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset Driver9.2.0.1030
Intel Rapid Storage 10.​5.​0.​1026
Real World Benchmarking Test System 
Hardware
CPUIntel Core i7-2600K (32 nm, Sandy Bridge, D2), 4C/8T, 3.4 GHz, 4x 256 KB L2 Cache, 8 MB L3 Cache, w/ HD Graphics 3000, 95 W TDP, 3.8 GHz max. Turbo Boost
Motherboard (LGA 1155)
Intel DP67BG, Chipset: Intel P67 Express, BIOS: 2040
RAM2 x 4 GB DDR3-1333, Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
Discrete GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 6850, GPU: Barts (775 MHz), Graphics RAM: 1024 MB GDDR5 (2000 MHz), Stream Processors: 960
ControllerIntel PCH P67 Express SATA 6 Gb/s
Power SupplySeasonic X-760 760 W, SS-760KM Active PFC F3
Benchmarks
Performance MeasurementsBoot Timer
System Software & Drivers
DriverDetails
Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset Driver9.2.0.1030
Intel Rapid Storage 10.​5.​0.​1026
Drive Power Consumption Test System
Hardware
CPUIntel Core 2 Extreme X7800 (65 nm, Merom XE, E1), 2C/2T, 2.6 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 44 W TDP
Motherboard (Sockek 478)MSI Fuzzy GM965, Revision: 1.0, Chipset: Intel GM965, BIOS: A9803IMS.220
RAM2x 1 GB DDR2-666, Crucial BallistiX CM128M6416U27AD2F-3VX
System HDDWestern Digital WD3200BEVT, 320 GB, SATA 3Gb/s, 5400 RPM
ControllerIntel ICH8-ME
Power SupplySeasonic X-760 760 W, SS-760KM Active PFC F3
Benchmarks
Video PlaybackVLC 1.1.1
Big_Buck_Bunny_1080p
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2006.07.27
Database-Benchmark
Streaming Writes
System Software & Drivers
DriverDetails
Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset Driver9.2.0.1021
Intel Graphics15.12.75.4.64
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