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Seagate ST500LM000 500GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Thin SSHD Bare Drive

  • Boots and performs like an SSD, PC & Mac Compatible
  • Up to 5x faster than a traditional 5400 RPM HDD
  • Height: 7.00mm

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Isaac S.
  • 1/21/2016 10:53:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

This review is from: Seagate ST500LM000 500GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Thin SSHD Bare Drive

Pros: When I bought this product I didn't have the money for an SSD, but I was intrigued by the technology. This product is an excellent middle ground between a standard hard drive and an SSD. I bought this for a mid 2011 15 inch Macbook Pro. My boot time was cut in half immediately after installing this thing. I noticed roughly 40% reduced loading times for standard operations (web browsing, opening light programs, etc.). If I open a video game, photoshop, or other intensive editing software the benefit is less noticeable. The drive is dead quiet and power consumption is no different than before.

Cons: This product will not perform like an SSD. It will get close (if you're a light user) but it simply will not transfer data as quickly as an SSD will for all operations. Note that only 8 GB of the 500 GB is NAND memory (the kind that makes a true SSD so zippy).

Other Thoughts: The product didn't come with any other hardware to mount it. This isn't really a con since no mounting hardware is advertised, but it would be a nice addition if seagate sent it with a 2.5 to 3.5 converter and a few laptop mounting screws.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/28/2015 10:08:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNice while it lasted

This review is from: Seagate ST500LM000 500GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Thin SSHD Bare Drive

Pros: Great difference between my old hard drive and this one. Boot times were faster, and even though the overall read and write speeds were slightly slower, the applications I used daily saw nice performance gains.

Cons: Didn't even last me 4 months. Bought this back in August, and ever since I installed it, there were hiccups that occurred once in a while. Never though of it as much since it could've been from installing more and more programs and updates. Eventually startup would take forever, unless I took the hard drive out and put it back in. Now just a couple minutes ago from this review, it began to make clicking and scraping noises, then all of a sudden a BSOD and it won't be detected at all. Tried plugging it into my desktop with a USB adapter and it won't even work there, still with those loud noises

Other Thoughts: Kind of wish this drive would've lasted longer. It wasn't under heavy use so I don't understand why it would give out so quickly. Probably just a faulty drive.

Since it's way past RMA, I have no other choice but to spend more on replacing it. Thinking of getting an mSATA SSD instead and a hard drive.

Remember, always keep a back up!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Anonymous,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your Laptop Thin SSHD. We would like to talk with you to determine an available resolution. A support case (#05249606) has been created that will reference your review and our response. Please contact us directly using the following link:

http://support2.seagate.com/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Anthony I.
  • 12/19/2015 11:14:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't believe the hype

This review is from: Seagate ST500LM000 500GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Thin SSHD Bare Drive

Pros: Cheap, a little faster than conventional drives.

Cons: Nowhere near as fast as advertised. Not much of an upgrade

Other Thoughts: You're better off buying a smaller SSD and an external drive. Not very happy with the purchase but at least it didn't make my laptop slower.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Anthony,

We would like to note that it may take a number of reboots to notice the full performance benefit of your Laptop Thin SSHD Hybrid drive. This will allow the adaptive memory feature to determine the data that is accessed most frequently and put this data on the high performing SSD portion of the drive.

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

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

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • jason a.
  • 10/13/2015 11:42:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsnot to good

This review is from: Seagate ST500LM000 500GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Thin SSHD Bare Drive

Pros: seamed like a good idea

Cons: pretty slow drive ,startup isnt much faster ,longer its used slower it gets ,im waiting for the death of this drive getiing slower each reboot

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jason,

There can be a variety of reasons for a slow bootup time. Please try running our "SeaTools for Windows" diagnostics to determine if there is a problem with the drive that may be contributing to the problem.

http://goo.gl/R9KKh4

Please let us know the result and contact us directly so we may assist further:

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

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • RODOLPHE S.
  • 10/8/2015 4:57:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggshybrid drive

This review is from: Seagate ST500LM000 500GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Thin SSHD Bare Drive

Pros: easy install, small
once install windows and apps, just use it regular and load apps you use daily and then youll see improvements after a couple reboots

Cons: The only draw back i can think of is that it did take several boots to see an improve in speed when starting windows. but after that its very fast, better than the regular hdd

Other Thoughts: n/a

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  • Beth S.
  • 9/23/2015 11:41:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEpic Fail

This review is from: Seagate ST500LM000 500GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Thin SSHD Bare Drive

Pros: None.

Cons: Wouldn't format no matter what I tried. Not from windows 7, windows 8, windows 10, GParted.iso ... nothing.

Other Thoughts: These drives seem to be hit or miss for people.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Beth,

Please try using our DiscWizard utility listed below to format the drive:

http://goo.gl/KYrc0L

If you are not able to format the drive using DiscWizard, please test the drive with our SeaTools diagnostic to determine the drive health:

http://goo.gl/R9KKh4

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

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

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Dana K.
  • 9/18/2015 8:15:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSeagate Hybird Drive 500GB

This review is from: Seagate ST500LM000 500GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Thin SSHD Bare Drive

Pros: In Feb 2015, replaced the hard drive that was in my ASUS K55N laptop. The boot time compared to the 5400 RPM hard drive is amazing.

Cons: None

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  • RP S.
  • 8/9/2015 10:42:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGood while it lasted - Dead in 4 Months

This review is from: Seagate ST500LM000 500GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Thin SSHD Bare Drive

Pros: Fast performance - boot times improved by 50% over conventional Hard Drive. Item arrived quickly.

Cons: After installing the drive less than 4 months ago, it has already crashed. When my laptop tries to boot it will ask me to choose where I want to boot from and does not recognize the hard drive.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Ryan,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your 500GB Laptop SSHD and would like to talk with you by phone to determine the root cause and available resolution to the problem. A support case (#04981985) has been created that will reference your review and our response. Our support contact number in the US/Canada is 800-732-4283. If outside of this region, or for additional support options, please try us here under Product Support (choose your region):

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

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/23/2015 10:23:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOk I guess...could be MUCH better with some small changes

This review is from: Seagate ST500LM000 500GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Thin SSHD Bare Drive

Pros: Small and thin...will fit in any laptop. Does appear to be a bit faster (see other thoughts) than a standard 2.5" 7200rpm drive depending on the usage.
Price/performance is good.

Cons: Misleading performance figures. Very small MLC SSD 'cache', small memory cache, slow rotational speed.

Other Thoughts: While the drive does perform admirably for what it is...I honestly had higher expectations based on the marketing and various reviews. While it does speed up boot time, it didn't speed up that much. Nowhere near what even an average to lower end SSD will do.

If they increased the SSD portion from 8GB (that's just pidly) to say, 32GB, and increased the rotational speed to 7200rpm this drive would FLY.
As it is now, the only thing that's faster is what's stored in the 8GB SSD cache...everything else is actually SLOWER than the 7200rpm drive it replaced.

So yeah...the system boots faster...but that's about it...any other performance gains are marginal at best if not worse than before.

Price/performance is good though, and I suppose that's the reason for the small SSD cache and slow rotational speed. This drive would get a nice boost from just an increase in the rotational speed. 7200rpm is pretty mainstream these days....why go with something slower and try to make it marginally faster that what's already out there????

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  • Sean G.
  • 7/8/2015 8:38:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Hybrid Drive

This review is from: Seagate ST500LM000 500GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Thin SSHD Bare Drive

Pros: all the pros of an SSD, price of an HDD.

Cons: SSD section could be larger.

Other Thoughts: I have this in a old laptop. Under a normal boot up with old HDD 5400rpm, it too 43 seconds to boot into windows 7 and now with the new SSHDD, I boot up in 18 seconds. On contrast to this using a pure SSD take 4 sec to boot up and that's with a low end SSD worth twice as much and half the space.

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