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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
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  • William J.
  • 3/24/2015 11:46:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSeagate 2.5" SSHD

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

Pros: My old MX6912 Gateway laptop boots significantly faster.
The 5X larger HD capacity is much appreciated.
Installed in less than 20 minutes. (It took me longer researching how to properly open this notebook and to watch a 'How To' video.')

Cons: {{Not sure this is related, but after doing a clean install of Windows 7 I found that the DVD would not read some software (like PS-5) disks and trying to do it with a USB drive ended with Check Disk opening. I was able to re-install other software (like MS-Office).}}
I have noted occasional instantaneous screen flashes I had not been previously aware of.

Other Thoughts: After the SSHD install I opened Device Manager & saw Disk Drives listed the new drive as "ATA ST500M00-1EJ16" BUT also saw that Mass Storage Controller now has a yellow tag (Code 28). Tried to update driver, but none found online.

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  • John D.
  • 3/14/2015 1:37:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSuperb drive performance!

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

Pros: Just got a new Dell Latitude E6440 at work. Over time, it learns what programs and data you access most frequently and tries to keep that in the SSD cache. Boot times are very quick, program loads are super fast. Opening Documents and other local files are a snap!

Cons: None, very solid performer.

Other Thoughts: Dell thought highly enough of this drive to make it a standard equipment on a flagship product. That says a lot right there. Lots of storage capacity and superfast performance. It gets you most of the performance of a full SSD without anywhere near the cost of a full SSD. Sometimes compromise is good!!

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  • william k.
  • 3/13/2015 6:56:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice HDD

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

Pros: This is a very nice and quiet drive. It's small and has enough space for all of my apps.

Cons: None

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  • Kyle A.
  • 3/2/2015 11:49:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid performance

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

Pros: Quit and very dependable

Cons: None

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  • Aaron J.
  • 3/1/2015 1:21:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: This is a hybrid drive. It contains a mechanical harddrive and NAND Flash storage.

Cons: There's only 8GB of NAND.

Other Thoughts: These are great little drives. I've had mine for almost 2 months now and it's performed better than I expected. I really wasn't expecting much since I was putting it into a laptop with a Celeron 1007U processor. After a few restarts, the laptop boot noticeably faster than before. The drive chooses what gets copied into the 8GB NAND based on what files are accessed most frequently. While the 8GB NAND is sufficient for most users, options for 16 and 32GB would be nice.

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  • Mark D.
  • 2/27/2015 4:47:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY Burn Notice (Literally)

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

Pros: It arrived in one piece and was packed well. Seagate used to make great products. I had many that worked great in the past.

Cons: I ordered this drive on 2/20/2015. It arrived a couple of days ago and looked like a great new oem drive for my laptop. I had noticed mixed reviews on these, but I decided to take a chance anyway(which was definitely a mistake). I installed it today and attempted to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro. It only showed 365GB and is a 500GB drive which is strange. Windows install would not load. Did a diagnostic check because I purchased new ram also. Ram works great. Opened up my laptop the hard drive was so hot it could literally burn the flesh off of your body. Had to wait for it to cool down before removing it. Tried my old hard drive and everything worked fine. I can't find a single good thing to say about this product. I recommend using an oven mitt if you receive one like this and need to get it out of your laptop or PC.

Other Thoughts: Made in China. I do not recommend buying Seagate anymore if you want a working product.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Mark,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your Laptop Hybrid SSHD. Certainly it is not typical or expected for these drives to run extremely hot. We would like to talk with you by phone to determine an available resolution. A support case (#04738445) has been created that will reference your review and our response. If from the US or Canada, our contact number for support is 800-732-4283. If outside of this region, please try us here under Product Support (choose your region):

http://www.seagate.com/contacts/contact-numbers/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • GIFT R.
  • 2/19/2015 11:10:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent drive and good concept

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

Pros: - Works as advertised, most frequently used applications store bits into cache to give SSD like perfomance.

- Windows boot times in between 15-25 seconds depending on the system after a couple of boots.

Cons: - 5400RPM
- Only 8Gb's of cache available
- If installing an applications, game, ect. and trying to do multiple other things, the cache system will not save you from a bit of slow down and haults.

Other Thoughts: I have installed 3 of these into computers now. All three worked as intended from the first boot. For the users of the computers, these drives will do but for intense users who like to do multiple things at once, a westren digital black or SSD will be your better option.

Ran HDTune with these drives and all 3 were consistently in between 80-110 Mbps. Now that isn't testing the NAND cache, that's testing the platter. A WD Black will out perform this when doing multiple HDD intensive tasks such as installing, rendering, ect..

If they could increase the NAND to 16-32Gb's and make it a 7200RPM drive which may increase its form factor to 3.5" then charge an additional $15-$20 that would be a winner. For now, if you are not an intense user, you will enjoy SSD like speed without sacrificing the needed storage space with these SSHD's.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/3/2015 9:52:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsmajor speed increase

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

Pros: I was a skeptic but the speed increase is very noticeable.

Cons: None

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  • stephane h.
  • 1/25/2015 5:07:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast hard drive

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

Pros: WOW!!! mon l'autopsie roule plus vite que l'orsquil était neuf

Cons: None

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  • Lisa W.
  • 1/22/2015 6:33:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Performance

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

Pros: Boot times have improved, cached apps are loading like lightning. Works well with Linux. Arch and Ubuntu verified working well (just in case you were wondering). It didn't require any special formatting or partitioning to install the OSes. I am certain that whatever distro you decide to use, it'll work like advertised.

Cons: NONE.

Other Thoughts: Buy it and don't look back.

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