Seagate 600 SSD (240GB) - A Great First Effort

Launch SRP: S$289 Latest Price From: S$269

Test Setup

Test Setup

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.

  • Intel Core i5-2500K (3.3GHz)
  • ASUS P8Z77 Pro Thunderbolt (Intel Z77 chipset)
  • 2 x 2GB DDR3-1600 memory
  • MSI GeForce 8600 GTS
  • Windows 7

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:

  • AS-SSD benchmark 1.7.4739
  • CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1
  • PCMark 7 (Storage suite)
  • Iometer (version 2006.07.27)
  • Timing Tests (Cold start, Reboot, Apps Launching)

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:

  • Corsair Neutron GTX (256GB)
  • Samsung SSD 840 Pro (240GB)
  • Intel SSD 520 Series (240GB)
  • SanDisk Extreme (240GB)
  • Plextor M5 Pro Extreme (240GB)
8.5
Performance
8.5
Features
7
Value
8.5
The Good
Very fast and consistent
Available with a z-height of just 5mm
Attractive price
The Bad
No accessories