Average Bench: 52.9% (269th of 984)

more Based on 7,791 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]


Average average bench

The Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB averaged 47.1% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.18MB/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 25%. 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.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 89.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 93.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,791 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.1 Read 89.7 112
64.7 Write 93.6 115
52.1 Mixed 83.8 109
67% 89.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.22 4K Read 0.55 0.74
0.62 4K Write 4.18 5.74
0.08 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%
466GB free
Firmware: DEM9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 109
Write 114
Mixed 109
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.42
4K Mixed 0.76
214% 2.29 MB/s
297GB free
Firmware: DEM9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 96.2
Write 109
Mixed 56.5
65% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 5.43
4K Mixed 0.53
177% 2.12 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: DEMC Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 149
Write 51.1
Mixed 77.2
69% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 2.12
4K Write 4.63
4K Mixed 4.14
634% 3.63 MB/s
350GB free
Firmware: DEMC
Read 97.2
Write 90.9
Mixed 88.3
69% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.07
4K Write 0.17
4K Mixed 0.08
15% 0.11 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: DEMC Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 69
Write 59.2
Mixed 66.8
49% 65 MB/s
4K Read 0.24
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.09
32% 0.31 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: DEMC Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 59.1
Write 62.7
Mixed 68.8
48% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.85
4K Mixed 0.13
47% 0.46 MB/s
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Typical Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 920 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 58%
Workstation 36%
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System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $588

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4 months ago.

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


9 months ago.

slow and files go missing


5 months ago.

Really a horrible drive


2 years ago.

Half a year. 32 reallocated sectors


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