The Seagate 600 was tested on our updated testbed. The main changes are the faster Core i5-2500K processor and a newer Z77 motherboard which has native Thunderbolt connectivity.
A point to note is that we have also revised our testing methodology of SSDs. Mainly, we have trimmed down the list of benchmarks used and also included real world timing tests. By combining benchmarks with real world tests, we think that this will give users a more complete picture of how they can expect an SSD to perform.
The list of benchmarks used are as follows:
The Seagate 600 SSD will be pitted against some of the top drives in the market today, such as the Intel SSD 520 Series, Samsung SSD 840 Pro, and the Corsair Neutron GTX. Here is the full list of drives tested: