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Seagate Laptop Thin 500GB Hybrid SSHD ST500LM000 Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SSHDs in Storage | Posted: May 20, 2013 4:56 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Seagate

Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD

 

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The Laptop Thin SSHD shipped to us in its bare drive form. At the top we find the capacity listed at 500GB, a little lower on the drive there is the Advanced Format logo denoting the drive's capability of said feature.

 

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The back of the drive houses a blue PCB with the SATA and power connections at the bottom. Worth noting here is the use of standard Philips screws instead of tamper proof torx.

 

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The drives power and data connections are correctly placed, insuring wide compatibility.

 

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Disassembling the drive we find an LSI controller for the platter portion of the drive with the eASIC for NAND management. For caching Seagate has employed a single Winbond 64MB DDR2 DRAM chip.

 

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The NAND flash component found in our sample was the Toshiba TH58TEG6D2HBA4C, or in technical terms 8GB 24nm 8K MLC Toggle.

 

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To check the Z-Height of the drive, I setup my Starrett 799. At the drives thickest point it measured in at 6.44mm.

 

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Putting the drive on our AWS BT-201 scale we find the drive weighing in just over 91 grams.

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