Average Bench: 45.7% (380th of 1015)

more Based on 34,154 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 54.2% 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 1.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.77MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB is 46.3%. 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 47.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 77.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,154 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.4 Read 77.7 113
20.8 Write 83.3 112
21.2 Mixed 47.9 67.4
22.7 SusWrite 80.6 112
53.1% 72.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.1 1.91
0.7 4K Write 3.77 5.4
0.3 4K Mixed 1.4 2.21
272% 2.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
452GB free
Firmware: DEMD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 105 105 105 104 105 MB/s
Read 94.7
Write 79.2
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 105
62% 83.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.8
349% 2.7 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $74 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 1,592 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 49%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E5440

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $28

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 Comments

Best for laptops and mobile workstations...

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6 years ago.

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


Poor

8 years ago.

Half a year. 32 reallocated sectors


Terrible

10 years ago.


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