Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD SATA600 ST-LM000 Series

  • Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD SATA600 ST-LM000 Series
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Based on 12 scores, 35 reviews available
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Pros:

  • Widelycompatible 7mm form factor, Considerably cheaper than an SSD, No drivers needed; works with any OS, Cache acceleration is felt during everyday use, Makes an excellent upgrade for an ageing laptop
  • Excellent overall performance from a very thin form factor SSHD, Outstanding performance when considering Cost/GB, Caching works full time, without the need for any configuration or driver.
  • Better performance than standard 5400RPM and 7200RPM hard drives, Better performance than previous generation Seagate SSHD, Not all that more expensive than a standard 500GB hard drive, 8GB MLC Nand Flash, 7mm height

Cons:

  • Modest 8GB cache can only fit so much, Basic 5,400RPM harddisk component
  • Cache size is smaller than we'd like to see in a 3rd generation Hybrid.

Expert reviews and ratings

By uk.hardware.info on -

Most of our avid readers of course have at least one SSD in their desktop and laptop, but for large volume storage you're still relegated to conventional hard disks. It's almost become a negative connotation - 'conventional' - and it really doesn't do...

By Tech2 on 75

The third generation Seagate SSHD comes at a price of Rs. 6000 (plus taxes) which amounts to around Rs.12.82 per GB. If seen from a pure hard drive perspective this is a high cost per GB. But considering the price points at which previous generation...

By HEXUS.net on -

The Laptop Thin SSHD is one of the most accessible hybrid storage solutions to date. By combining a basic 5,400RPM hard disk with an 8GB MLC NAND cache, Seagate has created a low-cost drive that offers the capacity of a hard disk and the performance...

By Hardware Secrets on -

It is hard to verify the real advantage of a hybrid hard disk drive. Synthetic tests don’t take advantage of the SSD portion, since the drive controller only places data there when it “learns” it is frequently accessed. But even in those tests, the...

By hardwarebbq.com on 82

Does the job when it comes to application and operating system loading, otherwise its just...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Provides good performance boost over hard disks, but it’s still no match for an SSD...

By micromart.co.uk on 90

W e're big fans of the Seagate Momentus XT concept, which offers some of the performance advantages of an SSD drive for only marginally more money than a purely physical mechanism. This is a new variation on that hybrid design (or SSHD: Solid State...

By uk.hardware.info on -

The Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD is indeed faster than conventional hard disks in the PCMark real-life benchmarks, but doesn't reach the level of SSD performance. The SSD cache enables the disk to write very quickly, but reading will usually occur from the...

By TweakTown on 95

I must admit for the longest time I was a holdout when it came to solid state drives. While all of my friends and even co-workers were building super PCs with SSD's, I was chugging along on my dual 7200.11 RAID 0 setup thinking those SSD's couldn't...

By PCPer on -

Seagate appears to be leading the way in the mobile Hybrid drive market. Each and every generation has pushed the envelope further and come closer to native SSD speeds. The catch is those speeds are only attained for data that is in the cache, and...

By Hardware Canucks on -

The idea of combining the best of the SSD and hard drive worlds into a single product is a novel one, but few products have truly taken advantage of the possibilities this approach offers. Seagate’s approach has thus far been the closest to absolute...

By tbreak.ae on 80

You'll notice a slight performance drop… Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 500GB Review Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 500GB Review 2013-05-02 Taimoor Hafeez The Score Design - 8 Features - 8 Performance - 8 Value - 8 ...

By Techgage on -

SSDs are a hot market right now; they offer the most direct, tangible boost to overall performance and system responsiveness on a level that hasn't been seen since the migration away from single-core processors. If you have used a system that had the OS...

By Bigbruin on -

During my meeting with Seagate at CES 2013, they mentioned they were going to phase out the manufacturing of standard 2.5" drives and focus on developing the SSHD market. In addition, they were going to stop producing 7200RPM drives and focus on...

By HardOCP on -

2.5" 7,200RPM HDDs were always a niche market typically deployed into high-performance laptops. This market segment has been under a continuing assault by SSDs, and abandoning that product category will require a replacement that is comparable in...

By Legit Reviews on -

Users with machines requiring 7mm height drives who find the price of large capacity SSDs hard to swallow now have a very nice alternative with Seagate's Laptop Thin SSHD which combines large capacity and low cost with performance that oftentimes...

By The Tech Report on -

From a purely technological standpoint, the Laptop Thin SSHD is an impressive accomplishment. Seagate has stuffed 500GB of mechanical storage and 8GB of flash memory into a 7-mm notebook drive that's slim enough to make a supermodel jealous. The NAND is...

By Real World Labs on -

In the end everything comes down to user experience. Most of a typical user’s experience hinges on quick boot times and fast application launching. Both of these things are accomplished in SSD like fashion when you are running a Seagate Laptop Thin...

By GadgetReview on 90

Shawn Sanders 4.5 5.0 If you're looking for near-SSD speeds in a deliciously affordable price...

By StorageReview on -

The Seagate 500GB SSHD Gen3 provides users an economical option to get more performance out of their purchase without shelling out for an SSD or sacrificing capacity. The "Thin," slimmer body at just 7mm goes in just about everything, and Seagate has...