Average Bench: 49.5% (352nd of 1010)

more Based on 12,117 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LM000-1EJ162, ST500LM0 00-1EJ162-SS, ST500LM0 00-1EJ162, ST500LM000-1EJ162-SSHD, ST500LM000-SSHD-, ST500LM000-1EJ162-SSHD-8, ST500LM0 ST500LM000-1EJ16, ST500LM000-1EJ162-SSHD-8GB, ST500LM0 ST500LM000-SSHD-, ST500LM0 00-1EJ162-SSHD, ST500LM000-1EJ16

The Laptop Thin (7mm) SSHD from Seagate has a 64MB Cache and comes equipped with 8GB of MLC NAND Flash. At less than a year old the Laptop Thin is relatively new, but its performance is unbalanced and favours small file IO. With average sequential speeds of 85 MB/s the Laptop Thin lags the group leaders by over 50% in this area. As a result regular tasks such as copying multimedia files will be relatively slow on this drive. On the other hand, thanks to its 8GB of NAND flash, small file performance is far better and average and lies in the region of 3 MB/s which is a very respectable result. Overall the Laptop Thin's performance profile is skewed heavily towards small file IO. The Thins larger capacity 1TB sibling offers considerably better value for money. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Below average average bench

The Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB averaged 50.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.98MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB is 35.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 65.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 81.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,117 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.9 Read 83.2 114
49.5 Write 89.9 113
22.2 Mixed 65.3 105
34.1 SusWrite 81.9 109
59.1% 80.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.75 1.6
0.6 4K Write 3.98 5.65
0.1 4K Mixed 0.86 2
201% 1.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 101 107 105 106 106 MB/s
Read 91.3
Write 95
Mixed 59.2
SusWrite 103
64% 87.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.8
359% 2.8 MB/s
436GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 101 100 104 100 105 MB/s
Read 82
Write 96.7
Mixed 56.3
SusWrite 102
62% 84.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.7
328% 2.57 MB/s
398GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 67 78 82 85 84 MB/s
Read 107
Write 108
Mixed 63.1
SusWrite 75
65% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.9
368% 2.8 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 91 89 94 103 107 MB/s
Read 89
Write 90.2
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 93.9
62% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 1,791 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $621

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 Comments

Best for laptops and mobile workstations...

Added 4 years ago.

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11 months ago.

I have had this drive in my Latitude E6540 and it seems really slow...


Poor

3 years ago.

Half a year. 32 reallocated sectors


Terrible

4 years ago.


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