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Test Setup And Throughput Diagram

Momentus XT Review: Seagate's Marriage Of The HDD And Flash Memory
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Low Level Benchmarks Test System
Hardware
Details
CPU
Intel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB Shared L3 Cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)Supermicro X8SAX
Revision: 1.0; Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R; BIOS: 1.0B
RAM
3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDD
Seagate NL35, 400GB
ST3400832NS; 7,200 RPM, SATA 1.5Gb/s, 8MB Cache
Power Supply
OCZ EliteXstream 800W; OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmarks
Performance Measurements
h2benchw 3.12
PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2006.07.27
Fileserver-Benchmark
Webserver-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
Streaming Reads
Streaming Writes
System Software and Drivers
Driver
Details
Operating System
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset Drivers
Chipset Installation Utility 9.1.0.1007
AMD Graphics
Radeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage
8.7.0.1007
Notebook Benchmarks Test Platform
Notebook
Dell Latitude D630
Mobile Intel GM965 Express Chipset
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 (45 nm; 2600 MHz, 6MB L2 Cache)
RAM
Corsair ValueRAM 2 x 2,048 MB DDR2-667 SDRAM 5-5-5-15
HDD I
Seagate Momentus 7200.4
7,200 RPM, 500GB, 16MB Cache
HDD II
Seagate Momentus XT
7,200 RPM, 500GB, 16MB Cache
DVD-ROM
8x DVD+/-RW
Wireless
Intel 4965 WLAN (802.11a/g/n) mini Card
Screen
14.1 inch WideScreen WXGA+ LCD (1400x900)
Graphics Card
Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Sound Card
Integrated
Power Supply
9-Cell/85WHr Primary Battery
System Software and Drivers
OS
Windows 7; Updated on March 20 2010
Benchmarks and Settings
MobileMark 2007Version 1.06
Productivity


Throughput Diagram

The throughput diagram is impressive for a 2.5” drive, but not revolutionary. Performance basically evolves.

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