Average Bench: 43.9% (428th of 1015)

more Based on 28,665 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 56.1% 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 1.26MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.44MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB is 49.8%. 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 46.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 75.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,665 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.1 Read 76 113
22 Write 82.1 112
21.2 Mixed 46.3 66.4
25.9 SusWrite 75.8 110
51.4% 70.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 1 1.8
0.59 4K Write 3.44 5.4
0.2 4K Mixed 1.26 2.2
246% 1.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
126GB free
Firmware: DEM9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 97 97 97 97 97 MB/s
Read 121
Write 70.9
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 96.5
66% 89.7 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.4
443% 3.13 MB/s
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AS11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 96 96 96 98 97 MB/s
Read 87.6
Write 98.6
Mixed 21.8
SusWrite 95.1
55% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 1.5
306% 2.63 MB/s
311GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEMC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 51 71 73 70 65 MB/s
Read 80.2
Write 77.5
Mixed 49.9
SusWrite 63.1
50% 67.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: DEM9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 31 31 31 31 31 MB/s
Read 109
Write 30.7
Mixed 38.2
SusWrite 31
38% 52.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
77% 0.47 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LVD5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 57 93 70 72 76 MB/s
Read 52.8
Write 82.6
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 67
47% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.9
362% 2.77 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $74 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 2,209 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E5440

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $31

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 Comments

Best for laptops and mobile workstations...

Added 7 years ago.

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3 years ago.

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


Poor

6 years ago.

Half a year. 32 reallocated sectors


Terrible

7 years ago.


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