Seagate SSHD 2TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Review

Test Procedure

Test system:

Software used:

  • Acronis True Image HD 2014
  • AIDA64 Storage Benchmark
  • Anvil’s Storage Utilities
  • AS SSD Benchmark
  • ATTO Benchmark
  • BootRacer
  • CrystalDiskMark
  • IOMeter
  • PCMark 8 Storage Benchmark
  • Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8 Pro

It can be difficult to benchmark an SSHD in order to show its true potential and it will be PCMark 8 and BootRacer that will show us best how effective such a drive can be. I’ve still chosen to include all the other benchmarks as they still give a base for comparison even though they don’t show the drives real strength.

On the following pages, I’ll be showing the screenshot of a drive filled 75% with data where it is possible. Some benchmarks require me to run it off an unpartitioned drive, hence I can not fill it with data. The benchmarks that allow me to fill the drive with data will be performed with 0%, 25%, 50%, and 75% data on the drive.