Seagate 600 Series SSD 480 GB ST480HM000 5

Seagate 600 Series SSD 480 GB ST480HM000 Review

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We received the drive without retail packaging from Seagate.

The Drive

The drive conforms to the dimensions set forth by the 2.5" form factor. It is made of metal, which improves its durability. Its height is only 7 mm, which makes it compatible with Intel's Ultrabook specification.

Like most recent SSDs, the Seagate 600 uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface. It is compatible with any older SATA standard, but will in such a case work at reduced performance.

You will find the SSD controller and eight flash chips on the PCB. Two DRAM chips next to the flash controller provide operating memory for the controller.

Seagate uses a Link A Media LM87800 controller with the custom Seagate firmware in the 600 SSD.

The eight flash chips are produced by Toshiba on a 19 nanometer process.

Two DDR2 memory chips are also installed on the PCB to provide RAM for the SSD controller.
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