Average Bench: 47.8% (350th of 1015)

more Based on 18,397 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]

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Below average average bench

The Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB averaged 52.2% 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 1.38MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.84MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB is 39.9%. 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 45.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 81.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,397 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.3 Read 81.1 114
29.5 Write 90 114
21.3 Mixed 45.9 66.2
41.5 SusWrite 84.3 109
55.2% 75.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.07 1.8
0.7 4K Write 3.84 5.42
0.3 4K Mixed 1.38 2.2
269% 2.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
429GB free
Firmware: SM28
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 106 109 108 107 MB/s
Read 84.3
Write 91
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 107
64% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
84% 0.63 MB/s
295GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPDA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 67 76 87 86 87 MB/s
Read 83.6
Write 50.8
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 74.4
50% 67.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM8
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 63 73 85 81 84 MB/s
Read 35.2
Write 64.3
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 71.2
35% 48.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 1.5
312% 2.7 MB/s
300GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SM30
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 37 50 60 58 61 MB/s
Read 46
Write 42.3
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 49.6
35% 47.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
80% 0.6 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $74 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $282 mins
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Typical Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 4,170 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $475

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 Comments

Best for laptops and mobile workstations...

Added 5 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 years ago.

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


Poor

4 years ago.

Half a year. 32 reallocated sectors


Terrible

5 years ago.


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