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Super Fast Mechanical Hard Drive 07/01/2014
*Ultra thin form factor (7mm)
*Faster than your average hard drive
*Outperforms SSD's in large quantity small file transfers
I decided to do a real world performance test between 3 different hard drives in order to gain a speed perspective. I put this slim drive up again a Force GT 120GB SSD & 1 TB 7200 RPM Constellation Enterprise HDD. The test consists of 3 different types of files: Large Bulk Compressed Software Image, 3 Movie Files, and a Folder with 1000+ Pictures/Files of various sizes.
Results are below
1000+ Pics/Files (2.84 gb):
Seagate Thin - 430 mb/s
1 TB Constellation = 84 mb/s
Force GT SSD - 96 mb/s
Large Compressed File (10 GB):
Seagate Thin - 128mb/s
1 TB Constellation = 150 mb/s
Force GT SSD - 130 mb/s
3 Movie Files (3 GB ea.):
Seagate Thin - 120 mb/s
1 TB Constellation = 125 mb/s
Force GT SSD - 140 mb/s
I can't explain why the thin drive does so well on large numbers of small files but it was almost instantaneous and 100% reproducible every time with no info loss.
*Capacity restraint (splitting hairs here)
*Fragile feeling construction
It's a top tier hard drive just as everyone else is saying. I would definitely recommend this drive to anyone who does not have access to a SSD. I do wish the warranty was longer though as the construction does seem a bit fragile due to the thinness.
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