When it comes to ATTO, there really isn't much to talk about beyond the bar graphs that are illustrated with red and green read and writes. The Seagate Momentus is on the left while the Western Digital Scorpio Black is on the right. As you can see, the Scorpio Black is mostly over 120MB/s while the Momentus stays just shy of 120MB/s.
Temperatures and Noise
We also decided that we were going to include temperatures into our reviews since temperature is becoming an ever important factor when installing a laptop drive. The average temperatures that we experienced with the two drives were that the Seagate Momentus ran much cooler than the Western Digital Scorpio Black and that the delta for the Momentus was basically 0. The Momentus consistently ran at 22C throughout our tests while the Scorpio Black ranged between 23C and 27C attaining a delta of 4C and a max temperature of 27C. 27C is still fairly cool, but it may be something to consider when thinking about how hot the rest of your laptop may already be and how much hotter it could run.
Our drives were tested in open air as opposed to inside of a laptop where they would definitely run hotter. The program we ran to monitor our temperatures was HDD temperature from BinarySense. Both drives were barely audible compared to our desktop drives and there was very little to no difference between the loudness of the drives.
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