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CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks

CrystalDiskMark is another synthetic test we've started looking at that evaluates both sequential as well as random small and large file transfers.  It does a nice job of providing a quick look at best and worst case scenarios with SSD performance, best case being large sequential transfers and worse case being small, random 4K transfers.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks
Synthetic File Transfer Tests

Seagate Momentus XT

WD Scorpio Blue

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11

Patriot Zephyr 128GB

CrystalDiskMark tells a similar story to ATTO.  Here, the Momentus XT finishes in between the Scorpio Blue and Barracuda once again, but well behind the SSD. In a strict comparison between WD's fastest mobile HD though, despite the fact that CrystalDiskMark does not exploit the Momentus XT's adaptive memory technology, the Momentus XT puts up significantly better numbers in every workload.

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