Average Bench: 52% (278th of 984)

more Based on 8,181 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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Average average bench

The Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB averaged 48.0% 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 0.44MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB is 25.1%. 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 87.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.52MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,181 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.1 Read 87.9 113
65.5 Write 92.3 112
52 Mixed 82.7 108
65.9% 87.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.18 4K Read 0.52 0.73
0.56 4K Write 4.21 5.71
0.08 4K Mixed 0.44 0.75
149% 1.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
409GB free
Firmware: LVD6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 76.1
Write 115
Mixed 81.2
68% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 4.35
4K Mixed 0.16
121% 1.69 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: DEMG Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 71.3
Write 98.5
Mixed 80.8
63% 83.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 4.96
4K Mixed 0.48
167% 1.98 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: DEMC Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 76.3
Write 38.1
Mixed 38.1
38% 50.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 5.03
4K Mixed 0.29
152% 1.99 MB/s
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Typical Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 848 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
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System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $600

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 Comments

Best for laptops and mobile workstations...

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3 months ago.

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


Poor

8 months ago.

slow and files go missing


Good

5 months ago.

Really a horrible drive


Poor

2 years ago.

Half a year. 32 reallocated sectors


Terrible

3 years ago.


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