Seagate 600 SSD is an ultimate upgrade choice for any computer. It gives you fast data read and write speed which is a time saver. Applications and games work faster. The drive has a protective case and rugged design. This makes it durable and better for long term usage. The drive is capable of giving 50% better performance compared to what you are getting right now on a good internal hard drive. SSD’s has its own benefit. They don’t come with any moving parts. They are kind of shockproof drives and come with longer life. On a regular hard drive we usually calculate the drive performance on the basis of rpm. The higher it is the faster will be system speed. But the power is limited on the moving parts. They can get damage due to shock, there can be head crash, causing data loss. In SSD’s all of these are easily avoided. From past couple of years the cost of SSD’s are getting lower and now it is in the affordable range. Seagate 600 SSD 240GB MLC is one of them that come for Rs.16,400.00 on eBay. And it offers a 240GB of good space. Seagate 600 product series offers storage space up to 480GB. You can also get an affordable 120GB drive at a cost of Rs.9000. Seagate 600 SSD 240GB MLC features fast 6 GB/s SATA interface. 2.5inch form factor makes it extremely thin and lightweight. You can also hook this drive on an enclosure and use it like a portable hard drive. The drive has MLC Nand Flash chip support. This increases the storage space offering you good amount of GB’s at reasonable cost.
- Upgrades existing laptops by replacing 2.5-inch HDDs with fast, rugged SSDs
- Enables laptops to boot and load applications up to 50% faster than with a traditional HDD
- Significantly reduces the amount of time end-users must wait before using their devices
- Allows end-users to access data faster and to take advantage of superior laptop responsiveness
- The ultimate upgrade drive for power users, executives and gamers—work and play faster
- No mechanical moving parts helps ensure data stays safe even if laptop is dropped or bumped while operating
- Is installed like a typical hard drive, and works with any standard laptop and OS
- SATA 6Gb/s interface
- Provides up to 480GB capacity
- First SSD available in both 7mm and 5mm z-heights for space constrained laptops
- MLC NAND flash supporting a larger number of terabytes written
- Over 30 years of compatibility and reliability HDD testing expertise optimized for SSDs
- Limited 3 year, usage-based warranty
- Interface Options – SATA 6 Gb/s
- NAND Flash Type – MLC
- Sequential Read/Write Command Rate (MB/s), 128KB – >500/>400
- Random Read/Write Command Rate (IOPS) Peak, 4KB – Up to 80K/70K
- Non-recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read, Max – 1 per 1016
- Annualized Failure Rate (AFR) – 0.58%
- Maximum Data Written to Device per Day (GB) – 40
- Max Amount of Data Written to Device (During Warranty Period) – 72TB
- +5V Max Start Current (mA) – 950
- Average Sleep Power (W) – 0.6
- Average Operating Power (W) – 0.6
- Average Idle Power (W) – 1.1
- Average Operating Power (W) – 0.75
- Internal Operating Temperature (°C) – 0 to 70
- Non-operating Temperature (°C) − 55 to 95
- Temperature Change Rate/Hr, Max (°C) – 20
- Relative Humidity, Noncondensing (%) – 5 to 95
- Shock, 0.5ms (Gs) – 1,500
- Vibration, 20Hz to 2000Hz (Grms) – 11.08
The Seagate 600 is the latest addition hard drive. Seagate 600 also has a Pro series which has more features. It is good in terms of data protection and power consumption. This is because of its unique chipset that does not have any capacitors on the PCB. So that makes it a high performance hard drive. The drive has 7mm height and comes under 3 year guarantee. It is controlled by LM87800 controller. The same controller is also used in Corsair Neutron GTX SSD which is a bit costlier than Seagate 600. The controller offers rock solid performance. It is good in terms of performance and also stable enough to work continuously for long hours. This type of controllers is needed to make the drive faster. The only issue lies here is high power consumption on idle mode. But that can be ignored. For netbook or ultra-portable this can be matter of concern, but for server and desktop this does not put much impact. Seagate 600 has an impressive design. The drive is thin and easy to fix. It is also quite easy to use it in a portable enclosure. On the top side you can see a rough finish and durable casing. It has simple looks with black metal cover on the top.
At the backside you can see a sticker that gives you all relative information about the drive. The serial number, size, and other stuff. 4 screw holes are placed on the bottom and towards the right-left also to add drive in an enclosure. Mounting this kind of drives is quite simple. You don’t have to do much here. The drive has rounded edges and power connectors are placed on the top side. It is extremely light to hold. Portable and rugged design makes it flexible to use with any kind of system. The drive features a 7mm thickness. Other model goes with 9.5mm form factor which is a bit thicker. This makes this drive best upgrade choice for ultrabooks. It is not locked by any screws. The lower panel holds the circuit which is connected with upper black metal cover with simple metal clips.
Seagate 600 240GB SSD operates on LM87800 controller. It is further supported by RAM and Toshiba MLC Nand. The drive looks good to be in terms of specs and after testing it I am quite satisfied with the output. I had gone with some test on the drive. Like using Windows 8, running games like Battlefield 4: COD and playing full HD videos. Overall the performance output was impressive. The drive is capable of giving you more than 500 MB/s sequential read & more than 400 MB/s sequential write speed. Depending on the system the drive is capable of giving better output. The drive gives what it promises. High performance usually means more power consumption which is a challenge for ultrabooks. They are already low on power source. For the Seagate 600SSD, it can be an optimum choice. It does not consume very high power on regular usage. I will also not say that it is extremely low. It consumes standard amount of power required to carry out operation. I found the drive power consuming on idle mode. For notebook this drive is not at all a pain. It uses only the required amount of power and is able to maintain the data speed at a constant ratio.
- CPU Cabinet – Corsair Graphite 600T Cabinet
- Processor – Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz (LGA 1155)
- RAM – 4GB Kingston HyperX Blu RAM (2×2) 667Mhz
- Motherboard – Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH-CF
- Graphic Card – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB
- Hard Drive – Western Digital 3TB + WD 160GB Internal Hard Drive
- Antec Neo ECO 620C Power Supply
240GB version of Seagate 600 SSD comes for Rs.16,400.00, while a 120GB version is also available that come for Rs.9000. 480GB would be more costlier. Here consumers are having choice to go with 3 different storage spaces. If you need an affordable solution then you can go with the lowest one. 120GB storage is enough to load OS and run essential applications. For gamers and those who want more storage for keeping their data can go with 240GB. A kind of one time investment for high performance. 7mm form factor makes the drive good enough to fit nicely in various ultrabook models. For laptop and desktop we already have ample of space left. Seagate 600 SSD hard drive gives a good high performance. It looks like this product line by Seagate is designed to target extreme pc and gaming category. I found the drive a good value upgrade.
- Rugged Design
- High Performance Drive
- Good Read/Write Speed
- Ideal Upgrade for performance system
- A bit overpriced.