Seagate SSHD Thin Review (Gen3 500GB, ST500LM000) Discussion
Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:15 PM
Seagate SSHD Thin Review (Gen3 500GB, ST500LM000)
Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:53 PM
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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?
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.
Posted 07 February 2015 - 03:57 PM
I apologise for bringing this thread back to the living. However I have a simple question. Are you guys sure that the drive only has 8GB of flash memory?
I have recently bought this model for my university project in computer forensics for my final year.
To start we currently have no way of finding out the size of the flash memory and the size of the hard disk unless we take the drive unit apart or take Saitek's word for it.
After several experiments on the drive I have discovered that the drive might in fact have 64GB of flash memory instead of 8GB. I am not 100% sure of this yet as it require more testing.
This is because of several reasons. We all know that deleted data from the SSD is destroyed by the "Garbage Collector". I believe the flash memory on this drive uses the same technology in order to maintain its lifespan because of how the SSHD is supposed to work. After filling up the drive and deleting the files, every time I have discovered that around 64GB of data were unrecoverable where the rest which is on the hard disk was very easy to recover.
I am using licenced forensic tools from Access Data to perform my experiments.
I will let you guys know what is happening as I perform my experiments.
Edited by madbeard, 07 February 2015 - 03:58 PM.
Posted 11 February 2015 - 01:22 AM
Removing the PCB and then reattaching it is pretty trivial, if you're willing to do that...
Posted 15 February 2015 - 07:55 AM
I am back... it seems there was a problem with the image I took, the tool was slightly older, so I retook the image again. I was unable to recover about 11GB worth of data. I believe this is because flash memory have about 25% extra storage because of wear and tear. Once I complete my experiments I will try what you said @continuum and remove the PCB. Will let you guys know in a few weeks.
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