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Seagate 600 Series 240GB ST240HM000 SSD Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specifications
  3. Closer Look
  4. Test Setup and Testing Methodology
  5. AS SSD Benchmark
  6. ATTO Benchmark
  7. AIDA64 Average Access Test
  8. Boot Load Test
  9. TRIM Test
  10. CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
  11. HDTune Pro Benchmark
  12. Futuremark Benchmark
  13. Anvil Benchmark
  14. Conclusion
  15. View All


It gives me great pleasure to say that I get hardware support from the manufacturers to review not only their own products, but others on behalf of the readers. Its some companies such as Asus, Gigabyte, Kingston, Western Digital and Coolermaster who give me hardware support by updating my test rig no strings attached, and that help me to help you! Thumbs up to these guys!

I would like to thank

  • Gigabyte India for providing Gigabyte 890GPA UD3H Rev 1.0 motherboard
  • Asus India for providing Asus 990FX Sabertooth motherboard
  • Kingston Taiwan for providing hardware support with memory kits and SSD drive.
  • WD India for providing WD 300GB HLFS Velociraptor Hard Drive.
  • Coolermaster India for providing Coolermaster GX450 RS-450-ACAA-D3 Power Supply
Test Setup for: Seagate 600 Series 240GB SSD
Motherboard+ Processor Gigabyte 890GPAUD3H Rev 1.0+ AMD 965BE
Memory Kingston KHX1600C9D3P1K28G HyperX Genesis 8GB 1600MHz DDRIII
Primary OS drive WD 3000HLFS Velociraptor 300GB/WD 320GB BLUE 320AAJS
Power Supply Corsair TX750
Chassis Open test bench

The Benchmarks and tests that I am using are as follows:

  • AS SSD (Pass 3) Read and Write (Pass 3)
  • ATTO (Pass 3) Test File Size= 0.5 to 8MB- Read and Write Pass 3
  • Aida64 Access Test Write and Read Access time File Size 64KB Pass 3
  • Boot Load Test (Windows 7 clean installation with AMD 12.6 drivers+ AHCI drivers pre-installed with Utorrent, Avira Security Suite, Asus Xonar DX+ 7.12.8.1794 Drivers, Netgear WG111 Wireless LAN USB drive software as start-up items) Pass 1-5 (Pass 1= System start from Power Off)
  • TRIM Tests: Tested by comparing PCMark Vantage HDD scores with SSDs with Clean, 50% Fill, 75% Fill, idle for 1 hour for TRIM testing.
  • CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark with Pass 3, each with 5 re-runs 1000MB File Size
  • HDtune Pro Benchmark Sequential Write and Read Pass 3
  • PCMark 7 HDD test
  • PCMark Vantage HDD Test
  • Anvil Benchmark: 4/16/32GB File Size in both 0% and 100% Fill test

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