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Performance of SATA-to-SATA HDD caddy

The CrystalDiskMark figures for the Cosair CSSD-F80GBP2 running in the slightly reengineered HDD caddy purchased from DealExtreme is as follows:

Not top-of-the-line, but very good for running virtual machines without being bogged down by the mechanical HDD.

Compared that to the Seagate ST9500420ASG, which is a 7200rpm unit that is probably pushing the performance limits of consumer-grade mechanical HDDs:

The 4K read/write performance of the SSD gives it the extra edge when running multiple VMs on the same machine.


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