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Seagate SSHD Thin Review (Gen3 500GB, ST500LM000) Discussion


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#1 Kevin OBrien

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

Seagate's third generation SSHDs (solid state hybrid drives), now for both laptops and desktops, are marketed as a replacement for HDDs and serve as a good option for those otherwise considering an SSD. SSHDs aim to offer users the price-point and robust capacity of HDDs while also utilizing NAND flash to provide the performance attained with SSDs by caching critical applications. Slimmed from 9.5mm to 7mm, our review model third generation Seagate 500GB SSHD Thin with 8GB of MLC NAND would fit well in any user configuration and is especially well-suited for ultra-thin, ultra-light laptops.



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#2 ChrisMcPole

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:53 PM

3-year warranty is better than one. But what about desktop drives, also 3-year? Also maybe it's just the review sample but assembly quality is awful.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:14 PM

Are we getting reviews of other Seagate's new SSHD's like really soon now?

#4 continuum

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:34 AM

Performance looks quite good, actually... might be a nice budget offering for quite a few of our customers. Hmmmm....

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:49 AM

Are we getting reviews of other Seagate's new SSHD's like really soon now?


We don't have them yet.

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#6 gneumarke

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

Seagate SSHD Thin Review (Gen3 500GB, ST500LM000)



So this is a 7mm drive. What if I want to replace a 9.5mm drive in a notebook? Does it come with a spacer of some kind, or will I be wadding up some paper to keep the drive from moving around?
-Greg

#7 Kevin OBrien

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

So this is a 7mm drive. What if I want to replace a 9.5mm drive in a notebook? Does it come with a spacer of some kind, or will I be wadding up some paper to keep the drive from moving around?
-Greg


Unless the drive is passively mounted, most laptop mounts use screws to mount. Screw locations are in the same spot, so it would be securely mounted with just a bit more of space above it.



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