Average Bench: 46.3% (375th of 1015)

more Based on 24,021 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LM000-1EJ162, ST500LM0 00-1EJ162-SS, ST500LM0 00-1EJ162, ST500LM000-1EJ162-SSHD, ST500LM000-SSHD-, ST500LM000-1EJ162-SSHD-8, ST500LM000-1EJ1, 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]

Below average average bench

The Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB averaged 53.7% 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 1.36MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.71MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB is 47.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 45.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 79.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,021 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.5 Read 79.7 112
25.7 Write 88.2 114
21.1 Mixed 45.6 66.9
27.3 SusWrite 80.5 110
53.8% 73.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.05 1.8
0.7 4K Write 3.71 5.4
0.3 4K Mixed 1.36 2.2
263% 2.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LVD6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 86 95 96 95 97 MB/s
Read 97
Write 73.9
Mixed 60.8
SusWrite 90.4
59% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
80% 0.57 MB/s
393GB free
Firmware: DEM9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 90
Write 93
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 89.1
60% 82.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.8
349% 2.7 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM8
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 94 92 95 95 93 MB/s
Read 67
Write 97.7
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 93.5
51% 70.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.6
316% 2.6 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HKR1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 62 67 64 50 51 MB/s
Read 87
Write 93.3
Mixed 60.8
SusWrite 57.3
55% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SM30
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 37 49 57 60 50 MB/s
Read 67.4
Write 69.9
Mixed 54.8
SusWrite 50.1
45% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.67 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 863 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E5440

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 13% - Very poor Total price: $25

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 Comments

Best for laptops and mobile workstations...

Added 6 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

3 years ago.

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


Poor

5 years ago.

Half a year. 32 reallocated sectors


Terrible

6 years ago.


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