Seagate 600 

Released May, 2013
  • 480 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
Although not relevant to performance, the exterior of the drive is quite attractive with the black textured surface and a white wave accent flowing down the left side.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)
When looking at price/performance and GB per Dollar, the drive clearly establishes itself as a balanced alternative to other more expensive drives.
by techPowerUp!

Features Key features of the Seagate 600

random read

Seagate 600
80,000 IOPS
Intel 330
42,000 IOPS
840 Pro
100,000 IOPS

random write

Seagate 600
70,000 IOPS
Neutron GTX
95,000 IOPS
840 Pro
90,000 IOPS

sequential read

Seagate 600
500 MB/s
SSDNow V300
450 MB/s
Neutron GTX
550 MB/s

sequential write

Seagate 600
400 MB/s
840 Pro
520 MB/s
840 EVO
520 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street for the Seagate 600


9.3
Steady state performance is quite good, which means you don't have to worry as much about keeping some free space on the drive to maximize performance.

8.0
Looking at the AS SSD benchmark, it's a similar story: 513MB/s reads and 437MB/s writes for the headline sequential performance.

Overall

8.8 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

The drives have admirable performance specifications of 550MB/s reads and 450MB/s writes and IOPS performance of 80,000/70,000 reads/writes respectively.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)
IOPS performance was very good as well, exceeding the 80,000/70,000 reads/writes by a bit to place in the upper portion of the comparison list.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)
It's performance has proven to be pretty darn good and without the need for compression of data to boost performance.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)

Capacity

Now it has taken the plunge and launched the 600 series of pure solid state drives for the bloodletting arena that is the consumer SSD market space.
by Tech Radar (Jun, 2013)
At one end of the board sit the eight NAND chips that make up the drive's capacity.
by Tech Radar (Jun, 2013)
Our disk image consumes around 58 GB on disk; we resized the partition to fill all available space on the drive.
by techPowerUp!

Price

That's a pretty competitive price at a time when margins are shrinking and the player pool is shrinking.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)
The two largest drives in the Seagate range offer a highly competitive price per gigabyte that consumers could only dream about a year or so ago.
by Tech Radar (Jun, 2013)
It cannot compete with the latest and greatest, like the Toshiba THNSNH, Samsung 840 Pro, or OCZ Vector, but it's significantly cheaper than those drives.
by techPowerUp!

Speed

The only test where the Seagate 600 is seriously falling behind is our MySQL enterprise test in which it is the slowest drive of the test group.
by techPowerUp!
It makes sense for them to use their considerable infrastructure to make their mark on the SSD market segment - something they've been slow to do.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)

Thickness

Otherwise, you get the already thin 7mm form factor.
by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)
While Seagate does not publicize how they qualify SSDs (or HDDs), I'm quite sure they have extensive testing procedures on a large number of hardware platforms to avoid any issues.
by techPowerUp!

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 480 GB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller LAMD LM87800
Memory type MLC
NAND process size 19 nm
Maximum shock force 1,500G

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Mfg warranty 3 years
Thickness 7 mm
Weight 77 g

manufacturer performance

Sequential read 500 MB/s
Sequential write 400 MB/s
Random read 80,000 IOPS
Random write 70,000 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 0.6 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 0.75 Watts
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