Average Bench: 52.5% (269th of 979)

more Based on 5,467 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LM000-1EJ162, 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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Average average bench

The Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB averaged 47.4% 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 Write Speed 4.21MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.45MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB is 26.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 89.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 92.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,467 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.6 Read 89.3 114
63.9 Write 92.7 114
52.9 Mixed 83.3 108
66.5% 88.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.16 4K Read 0.53 0.74
0.59 4K Write 4.21 5.67
0.09 4K Mixed 0.45 0.76
150% 1.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
414GB free
Firmware: DEM4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 114
Mixed 93.9
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 5.74
4K Mixed 0.47
190% 2.32 MB/s
421GB free
Firmware: DEMJ Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 94.9
75% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 5.66
4K Mixed 0.54
196% 2.32 MB/s
291GB free
Firmware: LVD1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 83.2
Write 102
Mixed 68.5
63% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 5.13
4K Mixed 0.35
163% 2.06 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: SM16 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 76.4
Write 91
Mixed 83.8
63% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.37
135% 1.67 MB/s
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Typical Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 671 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $404

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 Comments

Best for laptops and mobile workstations...

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2 months ago.

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


Poor

2 months ago.

slow and files go missing


Good

8 months ago.

Really a horrible drive


Poor

22 months ago.

Half a year. 32 reallocated sectors


Terrible

3 years ago.


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