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Seagate Hybrid Drives ST500LM000 500GB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 2.5" Laptop SSHD -Bare Drive

  • Boots and performs like an SSD, PC& Mac Compatible
  • Up to 5× faster than a traditional 5400-RPM HDD
  • Height:7.0mm
  • 3-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Jay P.
  • 8/28/2014 12:57:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and quiet

Pros: This drive install like a normal HDD. No need for trim. It work great on Ubuntu and Window 7 pro. Much faster than the original mech HDD.

Cons: Window Experience Index only gave it 5.9 for some reason even though it feels much faster than before. 5.9 is the max it give for any regular mech HDD.

Other Thoughts: Fit great in my thin laptop at 7mm. There is a weakness in the Windows Experience Index tests that does not see Any over clocking of the CPU. OC on or off would give me the same 7.7 rating. I believe it just reads the processor ID and puts out a number instead of testing it. I am guessing it does the same in HDD.

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5 out of 5 eggsMechanical drive with some umph

Pros: Does have characteristics to having SSD-like performance (random access read time - 4KB @ ~.27ms, random access write time - 4KB @ ~.70ms, 'large' SSD for caching most accessed files, etc.)

.7mm height

Cons: Loud head parking

Three year warrenty. Miss the good old days when drives were 5

Other Thoughts: This is my first experience with Seagate's Hybrid HDD/SSD; great for getting much better read/write speeds than a typical mechanical drive while maintaining the high storage capacity of them. The SSD side of things will 'learn' what files you use often and cache them so they are accessed faster, hence, giving you "like SSD performance"; a.k.a "Adaptive Memory". Specifically, there is a 8GB MLC NAND SSD partition along with 500GB on a single platter. These aren't meant to compete with standalone SSDs so don't be expecting ~300MBps seq. write speeds. When I first handled the drive I questioned if it was smaller than usual - surely felt it. I had an old 320GB laptop drive sitting in my server room that when held side-by-side, the Seagate Hybrid drive was slightly smaller - 2.5mm smaller to be exact. With computer devices getting smaller form factors shaving off an extra couple of millimeters can help greatly.


Write avg of a 4GB file was 115MBps and average read was 108MBps. Pretty darn good for a 5400 rpm drive. I have another mechanical drive in my rig that averages write speed of ~50MBps. I did not install an OS on the drive to see how it would perform and truly get a feel for how the "adaptive memory", as Seaguate calls it, really performs.

My worry is with only 8GB worth of caching what is the endurance like on these? You'll be writing to the same 'sectors', for lack of a better term, more often thus wearing them out faster. Guess that all depends on what Seagate has going on behind-the-scenes.

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  • Mark J.
  • 8/9/2014 7:20:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood drive.

Pros: This drive is great. The speed increase on everything from boot times to applications opening, very noticeable compared to a standard 7200R RPM drive on my Lenovo T430. 3 year waranty

Cons: The drive had corrupted sectors a little over a year. Returned to Seagate got a new one so happy with the customer service.

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  • D M.
  • 8/8/2014 12:04:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot bad

Pros: Size.
SSD like performance.
Price.
Works.

Cons: Not as fast as a SSD.

Other Thoughts: Bought this to replace a failing HDD in my buddies laptop.
Figured it was worth the little extra to get this as an upgrade than to just replace with same HDD.
This is a pretty good idea as this drive has similar SSD performance in certain things but still gives you the 500GB storage that the user wants.
Overall it has done great and the user is reporting that he notices the performance increase.

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  • Chessie T.
  • 7/25/2014 6:16:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIt served me well....

Pros: This was the first Eggxpert review item I received. I was so impressed I bought another one to install in a different system. It boots much faster than a regular HDD.

Cons: It doesn't take falls too well...

Other Thoughts: I rebuilding my computer after having to RMA my motherboard. I had to remove this drive to use in another computer temporarily. I was about to install it until my girlfriend got home from work and I wanted to go give her a hug and kiss. I placed it on the nearest flat surface that wasn't the floor; On top of the refrigerator. I incidentally placed it half over the freezer door and forgot about it. Later, when the freezer was opened, it tumbled a full 6 feet and landed on hard laminate flooring. It still booted although it was noticeably slower, and SMART reported a ton of unrecoverable errors. I was at least able to backup my files from it since it still worked, but it makes a slight ticking on startup now and I don't think it will last much longer now. Rest in peace, Seagate SSHD, rest in peace.

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  • Soheil E.
  • 7/7/2014 1:52:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHybrid Drive.

Pros: Very good price for a hybrid drive.

Cons: - No significant difference in windows 7 boot time.
- Very poor Sequential Write operations.
- Struggles with VMware work station work loads. Running one VM can bring performance to the point you need wait and click one task at a time.. Steady HD light on and performance very low.
- Not sure how the 8 GB SSD caching works. There is no way to tell. Even system at Idle time to time the HD light stays on and you can see System resources are struggle for HD resources.
- Not as advertised. I believe the advertisement is misleading and do not think this will increase performance as they advertised here.
- Performs up to 5× faster than a traditional 5400-RPM HDD - false advertisement, under what work load and work criteria its 5 times faster. Read performance is
not 5x faster. When launching a VM it takes very long time for the VM to come up and have to wait a good 5 min before I can start clicking on the desktop icons or open my computer.

Other Thoughts: Please do not advertise this drive being 5x faster than regular drive. I still cannot tell what performance increase I got over the 7200 RPM drive that was in this Lenovo laptop. My boot time did not increase and VM performance is really slow. I think advertisement is misleading. I would like to see real benchmarks showing performance increase while running VMs.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Soheil E.,

The Laptop Solid State Hybrid drive is designed for a typical laptop environment where it will optimize individual files that are called during boot or frequent program launches. A Virtual Machine runs off a single very large file and this file would not be able to be optimized. The main operating system for the laptop should show improved boot time after a few reboots, once the drive has had time to learn which files load most often.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact our support staff and we will be happy to assist further:

http://www.seagate.com/contacts/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • timothy e.
  • 6/26/2014 5:10:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: loads windows much quicker than before!

Cons: none

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  • PC's P.
  • 6/17/2014 5:01:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive!

Pros: These drives are a great addition to the aging Mac Book Pros. Cuts boot times to less than 20-30 seconds, maintains or increases storage space.

Cons: Really no problems to report after 15-20 installations.

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  • Jack T.
  • 5/24/2014 8:59:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood buy...

Pros: very fast for the money

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: very good buy...........

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  • owen g.
  • 5/21/2014 2:18:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsKeeps crashing my system

Pros: Pretty cheap

Cons: Tried everything. It crashes my system. Not often, but enough to stop me from sending it back in the first month. When I was working on a new project and it rebooted out of nowhere, I removed the drive and it's been plain sailing for weeks. AVOID.

Other Thoughts: Worked well enough to get me out of the return RMA process time wise.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Owen G,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your Laptop Solid State Hybrid drive. We would like to talk with you by phone to determine the root cause and available resolution to the problem. A support case (#04177187) has been created that will reference your review and our response. If from the US or Canada, our contact number for technical support is 800-732-4283. If outside of this region, please try us here under Technical Support (choose your region):

http://www.seagate.com/support/contact-support/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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