Seagate 600 SSD 

Released May, 2013
  • 480 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
6.7 Out of 10

When looking at price/performance and GB per Dollar, the drive clearly establishes itself as a balanced alternative to other more expensive drives.
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While the 600 SSD is targeted at consumers, the 600 Pro is for workstation- and datacenter applications.
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SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Seagate 600 SSD

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

600 SSD
6.3
840 EVO
6.6
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

600 SSD
6.4
840 EVO
6.9
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

600 SSD
8.0
840 EVO
7.9
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

600 SSD
6.5
840 EVO
6.7
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

6.7

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

600 SSD
6.7
840 EVO
6.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Seagate 600 SSD

4K Random Read

600 SSD
225.06 MB/s
HyperX
111.3 MB/s
Crucial M500
126.46 MB/s

4K Random Write

600 SSD
57.79 MB/s
HyperX
114.33 MB/s
HyperX 3K
109.63 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

600 SSD
8.1 s
HyperX
11.6 s
HyperX 3K
9.7 s

Avg. Power Consumption

600 SSD
2 Watts
HyperX 3K
2.99 Watts
HyperX
2.74 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

600 SSD
4.32 ms
HyperX
2.19 ms
HyperX 3K
2.28 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

600 SSD
1.11 ms
HyperX
2.25 ms
Crucial M500
1.98 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Seagate 600 SSD


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.

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Performance

Performance of the 600 Series SSD is good and roughly matches that of the (aging).
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It promises to deliver good performance at reasonable cost, which is exactly what end-users need.
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Seagate has customized the firmware of the 600 SSD to better fit their requirements, so some performance differences to the Corsair Neutron are to be expected.
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Capacity

Our disk image consumes around 58 GB on disk; we resized the partition to fill all available space on the drive.
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Today, we are reviewing the Seagate 600 (non-Pro) SSD with a capacity of 480 GB.
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If you are only interested in getting maximum storage capacity for the least amount of money, this price-per-GB graph should be the one to look at.
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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.
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Price

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.
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Thickness

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.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 480 GB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller LAMD LM87800
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Weight 78 g
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