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MSI X460 Laptop Review (Core i7)

We are testing performance today with two of our favourite programs. MSI bundle a 500GB 7,200 rpm drive with this laptop.

Crystalmark is a useful benchmark to measure theoretical performance levels of hard drives and SSD’s. We are using V3.0 x64.

A 7,200 rpm 2.5 inch drive is expected to score around 100 MB/s in sequential testing, and as such it falls in line with what we would expect. 4k performance is obviously significantly lower than an SSD drive.

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Results from the Atto Disk Benchmark match the CrystalDiskMark findings, with the drive peaking around the 100 MB/s mark. It is a solid performer.

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