Seagate 500GB SSHD Thin Hybrid Drive Review

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Comparison Drives & Test System

Legit Reviews Storage Benchmark Test System

All tests were performed on a fresh and up-to-date install of Windows 8 Pro x64 with no other applications running while using AHCI mode set through the BIOS. Synthetic Benchmarks were run with the OS loaded on a 120GB Corsair Force SSD. All components were set to their default speeds and are listed below.

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Component Brand/Model Live Pricing


Core i5 2500k


ASUS Maximus V Gene Z77


Kingston HyperX KHX16C9B1RK28 8GB

OS Drive

Corsair Force 120GB (FW 2.4)

Power Supply

Antec Basiq BP550W Plus-EC

Operating System

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit

For comparison, we used the previous generation hybrid Momentus XT 750GB drive we first tested at the end of 2011.

CrystalDiskMark 5.2.0 Readout:

For the Seagate 500GB SSHD, the readout on CrystalDiskInfo 5.2.0 shows that both NCQ and S.M.A.R.T. are enabled and the interface is confirmed at SATA III (6Gbps) with the disk speed at 5400RPM. The firmware version used for testing is the latest available at this time – SM11.


Let’s look at some benchmarks.

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