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Seagate Thin SSHD 500GB Full Review - Third Generation Hybrid

Subject: Storage
Tagged: sshd, Seagate, hybrid

Introduction

Introduction

Seagate recently announced and released their third generation of laptop Solid State Hybrid Drives. Originally thier hybrids carried the Momentus (laptop HDD) name forward, tacking on 'XT' to denote the on-board caching ability. The Momentus XT was intriduced in a 500GB (1st gen) and 750GB (2nd gen) model. The new line gets a new and simple title - Laptop SSHD.

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In addition to the new name, we now have two capacity points available. The 'Laptop SSHD' retains the old 9.5mm form factor and now pushes a full 1TB of capacity, while the 'Laptop Thin SSHD' drops a platter and reduces availabile capacity to 500GB. The bonus with the 500GB model is that it maintains similar performance yet shaves off some thickness, making it Seagate's first 7mm Hybrid.

Today we will take a look at the new Thin SSHD, comparing it to the performance of the older generation Seagate Hybrids, as well as to Intel's RST caching solution:

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Read on for the full review!

May 15, 2013 | 06:35 AM - Posted by Alexw585

I'm glad to see Seagate coming into this market in a strong way. WD and Seagate definitely had to be planni9ng on deploying these SSHDs for sometime as they knew the spinning disc market is becoming more specialized and less general purpose.

Also interesting is the 3 year warranty! Traditionally Seagate has been on the lower side of warranty coverage length since the now-infamous flood.

Can't wait to tell my boss to order some of these in.

May 16, 2013 | 07:02 PM - Posted by BoseEinstein

Speaking of storage I thought the following was also interesting!
One SSD Vs. Two In RAID: Which Is Better?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,3485.html

May 20, 2013 | 01:36 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

What poor grammar and spelling! Isn't there anyone who spell checks or proofreads these articles?

May 23, 2013 | 10:49 AM - Posted by Steve (not verified)

Leave it to "Anonymous" to make a comment like that. Poor kid was afraid to tie his name to it.

These are geeks that write this stuff - not English majors.

If you are looking for perfect writings, read a poem.

August 28, 2013 | 05:19 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

One does not have to an English major to use correct grammar and sentence structure. I'd expect that from a sixth grade student. The comment has merit. What's so hard about spell checking and writing correctly, more to the point- what is the benefit of presenting your thoughts incorrectly? I'm sure "geeks" have to capacity to make the effort to write concisely- don't you?

July 4, 2013 | 03:52 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Hi,
It looks good on synthetic tests, but in real life it is slower that seagate 500gb 7200rpm.

July 14, 2013 | 12:25 PM - Posted by Jose (not verified)

Anybody know when the Seagate ST1000DX001 will be available? I can't seem to find it ANYWHERE! Please advise.

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