Seagate SSHD Thin 500GB Review

Author: AkG
Date: April 28, 2013
Product Name: Seagate Laptop SSHD Thin 500GB
Part Number: ST500LM000
Warranty: 3 Years
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Read Bandwidth

For this benchmark, HD Tune Pro was used. It shows the potential read speed which you are likely to experience with these storage devices. We donít put much stock in Burst speed readings and thus we no longer included it. The most important number is the Average Speed number. This number will tell you what to expect from a given drive in normal, day to day operations. The higher the average the faster your entire system will seem.

Write Performance

For this benchmark HD Tune Pro was used. To run the write benchmark on a drive, you must first remove all partitions from that drive and then and only then will it allow you to run this test. Unlike some other benchmarking utilities the HD Tune Pro writes across the full area of the drive, thus it easily shows any weakness a drive may have.

As with the previous generation of hybrid drives, the SSHD's sequential read performance isnít enhanced in the least by the NAND. The net result is decent results for a 2.5Ē hard drive, but a tad low when compared to what the previous generation Momentus XT 750 and even older Momentus XT 500GB can accomplish.

In other words this new third generation acts a lot like any 2.5Ē form factor 5400 RPM hard drive in these tests. Hopefully, once the NAND and new controller enter the equation things will look a lot brighter for this new model.

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