Seagate Desktop SSHD 2 TB Hard Drive Review

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CrystalDiskMark

We used CrystalDiskMark’s default configuration for our tests, which benchmarked each hard drive using a file size of 1,000 MB with five test runs. In the Desktop SSHD test, we repeated the procedure five times, in order to get advantage of the SSD cache portion.

Seagate Desktop SSHD 2 TB

In the sequential read test, the Desktop SSHD 2 TB was 18% faster than the Barracuda 2 TB. 

Seagate Desktop SSHD 2 TB

The results in the sequential write test were pretty much the same; the Desktop SSHD 2 TB was 20% faster than the Barracuda 2 TB.

Seagate Desktop SSHD 2 TB

In the random read test using 512 kiB blocks, the Desktop SSHD 2 TB also came out on top, beating the Barracuda 2 TB by five percent.

Seagate Desktop SSHD 2 TB

Moving on to the random write test using 512 kiB blocks, the Desktop SSHD 2 TB was 28% faster than the Barracuda 2 TB.

Seagate Desktop SSHD 2 TB

In the random read test using 4 kiB blocks, the Desktop SSHD 2 TB outperformed the Barracuda 2 TB by 53%.

Seagate Desktop SSHD 2 TB

In the random write test using 4 kiB blocks, the Desktop SSHD 2 TB was 178% faster than the Barracuda 2 TB.

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Author: Rafael Coelho

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.

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