Average Bench: 52.9% (272nd of 984)

more Based on 7,683 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 47.0% 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 4.22MB/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 24.6%. 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 89.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.53MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,683 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.7 Read 89.2 113
65.8 Write 94.3 113
54.4 Mixed 83.6 108
66.9% 89 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.19 4K Read 0.53 0.73
0.53 4K Write 4.22 5.69
0.08 4K Mixed 0.44 0.77
149% 1.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: DEMN Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 110
Write 117
Mixed 114
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 5.21
4K Mixed 0.7
204% 2.21 MB/s
287GB free
Firmware: SM11 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 80
Write 102
Mixed 77.7
65% 86.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 4.25
4K Mixed 0.12
122% 1.69 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: DEMJ Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 74.7
Write 95.5
Mixed 80.3
63% 83.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.61
184% 2.12 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: SM16 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 49.5
Write 107
Mixed 29.1
45% 62 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 5.45
4K Mixed 0.47
178% 2.18 MB/s
308GB free
Firmware: DEMC Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 90.8
Write 66.6
Mixed 56.7
53% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 0.88
4K Mixed 0.12
42% 0.43 MB/s
325GB free
Firmware: SM11 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 72.7
Write 81.7
Mixed 69.4
56% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.49
174% 2.04 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: DEM6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 66.7
Write 73.6
Mixed 82.7
56% 74.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.49
183% 2.19 MB/s
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Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $609

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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

7 months ago.

slow and files go missing


Good

4 months ago.

Really a horrible drive


Poor

2 years ago.

Half a year. 32 reallocated sectors


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