Average Bench: 44.4% (430th of 1010)

more Based on 13,676 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]


Below average average bench

The Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB averaged 55.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.39MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.86MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB is 43.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 44.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 75.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 13,676 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.7 Read 75.4 111
26 Write 85.2 112
19.2 Mixed 44.1 66
33.8 SusWrite 78.3 106
51.8% 70.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 1.06 1.8
0.6 4K Write 3.86 5.4
0.3 4K Mixed 1.39 2.2
270% 2.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
367GB free
Firmware: SM30
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 103 103 104 104 104 MB/s
Read 114
Write 84.5
Mixed 66
SusWrite 103
68% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.1
401% 2.97 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEMN
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 96 100 97 103 101 MB/s
Read 107
Write 106
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 97.6
68% 92.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.9
359% 2.67 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SM28
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 81 90 92 93 86 MB/s
Read 85.3
Write 78.8
Mixed 34.8
SusWrite 87.1
52% 71.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 1.7
310% 2.37 MB/s
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 86 64 69 91 93 MB/s
Read 74.7
Write 104
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 82.4
53% 72.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.7
333% 2.7 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LVD6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 91 91 94 94 92 MB/s
Read 34.3
Write 96.8
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 92
46% 63.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2.2
393% 2.87 MB/s
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Approx. $74 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $459 mins
EbayUS $4723 mins
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Typical Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 2,088 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 60%
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $587

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15 months ago.

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


3 years ago.

Half a year. 32 reallocated sectors


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