HDD recomendation for GAMING GEAR category

I hav just bought a Seagate SSHD 2TB, its a hybrid between a normal HDD and a SSD. It has 2 TB of normal magnetic disk storage and 8GB of SLC SSD memory witch it “buffers” the most frequently used files on. It also has a 64MB cache on top of that.

I know this is a synthetic benchmark, but its stil impressive numbers for such a cheap option to a HDD, it comes in 1, 2 and 4 TB sizes and work wonders as my dedicated programs and games disk.

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To compare my normal 1TB Seagate and 2TB Western Digital “normal” HDD’s does about 120mb/s from 8bit depth up to 8192 depth and my old Vertex Turbo 128GB SSD does about 250 read and wright from 8 depth and up.

This is on a Intel ICH10R controller with win 8.1

Regards
Snurt

Falcon and I switched out to SSHD’s from Seagate last month… major performance increase.

Il post some random read wrights here from the SSHD, SSD and normal HDD for comparison.

SSD: OCZ Vertex Turbo 128GB

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 © 2007-2013 hiyohiyo

  • MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

         Sequential Read :   248.743 MB/s
        Sequential Write :   153.413 MB/s
       Random Read 512KB :   173.778 MB/s
      Random Write 512KB :   148.746 MB/s
    

    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 29.779 MB/s [ 7270.3 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 11.350 MB/s [ 2770.9 IOPS]
    Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 70.164 MB/s [ 17130.0 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 11.583 MB/s [ 2827.9 IOPS]

    Test : 1000 MB [C: 36.2% (43.1/118.9 GB)] (x5)
    Date : 2014/02/18 20:33:25
    OS : Windows 8.1 [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)

Hybrid: Seagate SSHD 2TB

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 © 2007-2013 hiyohiyo

  • MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

         Sequential Read :   136.587 MB/s
        Sequential Write :   184.365 MB/s
       Random Read 512KB :    40.082 MB/s
      Random Write 512KB :   101.898 MB/s
    

    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.654 MB/s [ 159.6 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.255 MB/s [ 306.3 IOPS]
    Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 1.540 MB/s [ 375.9 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.279 MB/s [ 312.3 IOPS]

    Test : 1000 MB [D: 10.6% (196.8/1863.0 GB)] (x5)
    Date : 2014/02/18 20:40:24
    OS : Windows 8.1 [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda Green 1TB

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 © 2007-2013 hiyohiyo

  • MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

         Sequential Read :   127.239 MB/s
        Sequential Write :   124.712 MB/s
       Random Read 512KB :    39.498 MB/s
      Random Write 512KB :    67.759 MB/s
    

    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.472 MB/s [ 115.3 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.069 MB/s [ 261.1 IOPS]
    Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.962 MB/s [ 235.0 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.856 MB/s [ 209.0 IOPS]

    Test : 1000 MB [E: 23.5% (218.6/931.5 GB)] (x5)
    Date : 2014/02/18 20:49:51
    OS : Windows 8.1 [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)

HDD2: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB(79% used capacity)

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 © 2007-2013 hiyohiyo

  • MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

         Sequential Read :    92.126 MB/s
        Sequential Write :    81.241 MB/s
       Random Read 512KB :    23.447 MB/s
      Random Write 512KB :    39.466 MB/s
    

    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.264 MB/s [ 64.5 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.721 MB/s [ 176.1 IOPS]
    Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.633 MB/s [ 154.6 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.729 MB/s [ 178.1 IOPS]

    Test : 1000 MB [F: 78.6% (1464.5/1863.0 GB)] (x5)
    Date : 2014/02/18 20:57:39
    OS : Windows 8.1 [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)