Average Bench: 50.4% (336th of 1010)

more Based on 11,909 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 49.5% 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 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB is 31.9%. 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 Mixed IO Speed 69.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 82.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,909 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.7 Read 84.9 114
55.8 Write 91 113
22.5 Mixed 69.6 106
32.8 SusWrite 82.4 109
60.6% 82 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.18 4K Read 0.7 1.6
0.6 4K Write 4 5.66
0.09 4K Mixed 0.76 2
188% 1.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AS11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 107 107 108 112 112 MB/s
Read 85.6
Write 91.3
Mixed 23.7
SusWrite 104
55% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.4
294% 2.53 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AS11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 104 110 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 80.1
Write 91.6
Mixed 25.5
SusWrite 110
56% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.4
295% 2.57 MB/s
226GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 91 99 84 105 101 MB/s
Read 94
Write 101
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 94.2
63% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.9
356% 2.73 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: DEM8
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 100 100 101 98 100 MB/s
Read 58.2
Write 75.5
Mixed 24.2
SusWrite 99.7
47% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.6
316% 2.6 MB/s
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEMD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 61 62 70 65 75 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 87.5
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 64.2
52% 70.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.9
356% 2.67 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 1,782 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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