Seagate could never be accused of getting into SSDs too early in their development. Seagate did dabble in SSDs with their Pulsar range. The Pulsar range were in fact the first SSDs that I’m aware of that used a LAMD (Link_A_Media_Devices) SSD controller. Of course this was an earlier version of today’s LAMD SSD controller, first seen in the Corsair Neutron series of SSDs.
Seagate are now getting into SSDs in a big way, with their new 600 series of SSDs. The 600 series uses the LM87800AA LAMD SSD controller, coupled with Toshiba 19nm toggle mode MLC NAND.
Seagate was kind enough to send me a review sample of their new 600 series SSD. The review sample they sent was the 480GB version, but Seagate also offer 120GB and 240GB versions of the 600 series SSDs. So let’s find out how the Seagate 600 series performs in this review.
Seagate company information
Seagate should need no introduction, but those of you who would like to find out more about Seagate, can do so at their website.
The Seagate 600 series – 480GB SSD
Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself and what it came shipped with.
The review sample I received was a bare drive with no packaging.
On the underside of the SSD, I found a label which displays the SSD model number, storage capacity, and indicates that the SSD was assembled in the USA.
The case itself is 7mm thick and designed to be housed in a standard 2.5 inch drive bay, or a 3.5 inch drive bay using a 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch converter bracket. The case is an all metal affair, and is nicely styled.
Now let’s head to the next page, where we look in more detail at the Seagate 600 series SSD…..