Seagate Momentus ST9500325ASG Review
The Momentus series of 2.5 inch drives from Seagate are great notebook storage solutions. The ST9500325ASG model has a capacity of 500 GB with an 8 MB cache. Seagate has used a two platter design for this 2.5 inch drive. This drive is 9.5 mm thick which is the standard for notebook hard drives now. This drive did well in real world tests and synthetic benchmarks. It took 56.4 seconds to write a 4-GB sequential file and 72.7 seconds to write 4-GB assorted data resulting an average write speed of about 64.48 MBps (sequential and assorted). Read times were also mighty impressive as 4 GB sequential data took 60.6 sec while 4 GB of assorted data took 67.7 sec giving an average read speed of also 64 MBps. Opening a 1 GB Photoshop image took 60.6 seconds, which is really great for a notebook drive. The only area where this drive lost out in performance was when performing an internal file copy of 4 GB data files. This hard drive took about 240 seconds for both sequential and assorted files.
This is a great drive if you want an upgrade for your notebook, especially if you like to store a lot of data on it. The Seagate Momentus ST9500325ASG is great value for money considering its performance and price.