Average Bench: 52.5% (298th of 1002)

more Based on 11,658 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 47.5% 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 Write Speed 4.06MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.43MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB is 24.1%. 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 88.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.52MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,658 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.6 Read 88.9 113
65.7 Write 93.1 113
49.1 Mixed 82.6 108
66.3% 88.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.14 4K Read 0.52 0.73
0.55 4K Write 4.06 5.69
0.08 4K Mixed 0.43 0.75
145% 1.67 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
422GB free
Firmware: DEM9
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 117
Write 113
Mixed 110
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 5.35
4K Mixed 0.72
208% 2.26 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: DEMG Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 97.8
Write 87.6
Mixed 77.2
66% 87.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 5.31
4K Mixed 0.36
154% 2.02 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: SM37 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 91.8
Write 92.3
Mixed 92.2
69% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 5.45
4K Mixed 0.76
206% 2.23 MB/s
377GB free
Firmware: LVD3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 77
Write 103
Mixed 79.2
65% 86.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 5.29
4K Mixed 0.47
166% 2.05 MB/s
384GB free
Firmware: DEM6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 85.1
Write 93.8
Mixed 78.6
64% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 5.31
4K Mixed 0.2
133% 1.94 MB/s
142GB free
Firmware: DEM6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 80.9
Write 86.1
Mixed 75.6
61% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 5.64
4K Mixed 0.47
186% 2.28 MB/s
201GB free
Firmware: SM15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 55.3
Write 96
Mixed 29.1
44% 60.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 5.43
4K Mixed 0.38
166% 2.12 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: DEM6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 60.2
Write 84.3
Mixed 63.8
52% 69.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 5.35
4K Mixed 0.48
166% 2.05 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,728,895 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Mar '13
EbayUS $4010 mins
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Typical Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 1,708 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $625

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 Comments

Best for laptops and mobile workstations...

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10 months ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

Half a year. 32 reallocated sectors


Terrible

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