Seagate SSHD 500GB SATA III 2.5" Hybrid Drive @ CCL 33.66  + 2.99 P&P = £36.65
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Seagate SSHD 500GB SATA III 2.5" Hybrid Drive @ CCL 33.66 + 2.99 P&P = £36.65

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Found 25th Mar 2017
Laptop Solid State Hybrid Drive Thin 7 mm Hybrid Drive
If it suits your requirements
Not a bad drive.
Not a bad price.

500GB Capacity
5400RPM Spin Speed
SATA III Interface
64MB Cache
2.5" Form Factor
3 Year Warranty
Part Number: ST500LM000

Their blurb
500GB, 7mm design for the latest, thinnest laptops
Boots up and performs like an SSD ..... not quite
Up to 5 times faster than a traditional 5400-RPM HDD
Easy laptop upgrade to boost performance and capacity.
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    Decent price for this size SSHD from a mainstream source, although probably not the best size/price ratio.
    Not a bad option given the ongoing terrible SSD prices
    noob question that I know could be answered by a quick Google Search, but can anyone recommend best method of transferring data from current win10 laptop drive to a new one?
    cgap

    noob question that I know could be answered by a quick Google Search, but … noob question that I know could be answered by a quick Google Search, but can anyone recommend best method of transferring data from current win10 laptop drive to a new one?



    ​Macrium Reflect Free.
    I bought one of these about 3 years ago now, from Amazon and paid £52 then.
    cgap

    noob question that I know could be answered by a quick Google Search, but … noob question that I know could be answered by a quick Google Search, but can anyone recommend best method of transferring data from current win10 laptop drive to a new one?


    Data transfer can be achieved via simple USB SATA hard drive enclosure; cloning the complete installation can be achieved via same enclosure and Macrium reflect free software.
    Original Poster
    Forgot to mention there is also a 5 day delivery for free option

    best method of transferring data from current win10 laptop drive to a new … best method of transferring data from current win10 laptop drive to a new one?


    Best method would be to get both machines on the same network then load teracopy on the source machine, map the new machine as a network drive, COPY (so the data is still there in case of accidents)
    (Bob is really your father, Family secret..sssshhhh)
    Great deal and it reviews really well too.
    cgap

    noob question that I know could be answered by a quick Google Search, but … noob question that I know could be answered by a quick Google Search, but can anyone recommend best method of transferring data from current win10 laptop drive to a new one?


    Aomei backupper is better than ​Macrium Reflect Free.
    what is the speed compare to ssd and normal hard drive?
    GwanGy

    Best method would be to get both machines on the same network then load … Best method would be to get both machines on the same network then load teracopy on the source machine, map the new machine as a network drive, COPY (so the data is still there in case of accidents)(Bob is really your father, Family secret..sssshhhh)



    I prefer FreeFileSync for data copy.
    Partition magic free is good too

    ...just to confuse things further
    How big's the SSD portion in this?
    valmiki

    How big's the SSD portion in this?



    8GB
    valmiki

    How big's the SSD portion in this?



    8GB
    vithya

    what is the speed compare to ssd and normal hard drive?



    For commonly used files it'll use its 8GB SSD buffer - performance is pretty good. For large media files/games etc it'll perform like a 5400rpm laptop drive - i.e. pretty average.

    These are great for office PCs as all your commonly used stuff is cached.
    Why go for this when the 2TB model is only 2x the cost for so much more storage!.. Cold from me!..
    trueno2k

    Why go for this when the 2TB model is only 2x the cost for so much more … Why go for this when the 2TB model is only 2x the cost for so much more storage!.. Cold from me!..



    Why buy a Ford when a Mercedes is only twice the price
    derp1664

    Why buy a Ford when a Mercedes is only twice the price



    Exactly. This would be perfect for grandma's laptop - she's not much of a torrent user...
    all gone
    derp1664

    Why buy a Ford when a Mercedes is only twice the price


    Depends on which Ford model and which Merc model you compare!..
    Minstadave

    For commonly used files it'll use its 8GB SSD buffer - performance is … For commonly used files it'll use its 8GB SSD buffer - performance is pretty good. For large media files/games etc it'll perform like a 5400rpm laptop drive - i.e. pretty average.These are great for office PCs as all your commonly used stuff is cached.



    Office PC's generally have documents on them which would take up a fraction of the space. Any decent office would have a fileserver anyway, negating the need for larger individual desktop storage. There are exceptions of course.
    Voted cold. 95% of the drive runs like a dog - slower than almost any other HDD. The 8GB SSD isn't going to hold much of your OS and swap space (well unless you run a minimal Linux distribution).

    Wags have said it would be faster to run your OS off a USB stick. IMHO better to spend your money on a faster or bigger HDD that hasn't been emasculated by the 'shingle' effect. Until next year when, hopefully, pure SSDs become affordable again.
    mugen6

    Exactly. This would be perfect for grandma's laptop - she's not much of … Exactly. This would be perfect for grandma's laptop - she's not much of a torrent user...



    Why not just buy a 128GB pure SSD then? These hybrid drives are so disappointing in real would use.
    vithya

    what is the speed compare to ssd and normal hard drive?



    ​relatively slow. most hard drives are 7200rpm. this is 5400rpm if you do not take into account the solid state portion.
    brainsys

    Voted cold. 95% of the drive runs like a dog - slower than almost any … Voted cold. 95% of the drive runs like a dog - slower than almost any other HDD. The 8GB SSD isn't going to hold much of your OS and swap space (well unless you run a minimal Linux distribution). Wags have said it would be faster to run your OS off a USB stick. IMHO better to spend your money on a faster or bigger HDD that hasn't been emasculated by the 'shingle' effect. Until next year when, hopefully, pure SSDs become affordable again.



    I upgraded this drive to 500GB Samsung evo 850 in my i5 skylake laptop and expected miracle. Miracle hasn't happened. With my recent use ( office, web browsing, photo editing and light gaming ) I couldn't spot a lot of difference. Fresh win install didn't help either. From my point of view I just wasted £100.
    This is a good drive for money (I'm Acer & Compaq ex IT engineer).
    avalon50

    I bought one of these about 3 years ago now, from Amazon and paid £52 … I bought one of these about 3 years ago now, from Amazon and paid £52 then.



    So you would agree £36.65 isn't too bad then?
    _hukdealer_

    I upgraded this drive to 500GB Samsung evo 850 in my i5 skylake laptop … I upgraded this drive to 500GB Samsung evo 850 in my i5 skylake laptop and expected miracle. Miracle hasn't happened. With my recent use ( office, web browsing, photo editing and light gaming ) I couldn't spot a lot of difference. Fresh win install didn't help either. From my point of view I just wasted £100. This is a good drive for money (I'm Acer & Compaq ex IT engineer).


    not much difference to Evo 850 haha ok mate
    "ex IT engineer"
    Edited by: "noonecanhelp1" 25th Mar 2017
    noonecanhelp1

    not much difference to Evo 850 haha ok mate"ex IT engineer"


    you're right! not on your beloved machine below hahaha
    pcworld.com/art…=11
    _hukdealer_

    you're right! not on your beloved machine below hahaha … you're right! not on your beloved machine below hahaha :)http://www.pcworld.com/article/129857/article.html?page=11


    They somehow managed to miss Acer laptops off that list....
    magicmikethegrea

    So you would agree £36.65 isn't too bad then?



    Yes I do.
    The oner I bought , I put it my laptop, as a proper SSD was very limited by the fact of the SATA controller of just 3Gb/s.
    So I thought that this hybrid would be a compromise between a HD and SSD, and to some point it is.
    noonecanhelp1

    not much difference to Evo 850 haha ok mate"ex IT engineer"



    ​So he had both drives and couldn't see much difference in REAL world use in his case. How are you gonna argue with that?
    plewis00

    Why not just buy a 128GB pure SSD then? These hybrid drives are so … Why not just buy a 128GB pure SSD then? These hybrid drives are so disappointing in real would use.



    It's a fair point, a pure SSD would be much much better, but woiuld need to be bigger than 128GB because after Windows/Office/other usual apps + cache, space for windows updates, you're left with about 80GB. She has photos and videos of the grandkids and that would fill up quickly. Another 350GB would come in handy.
    Damnit I missed it
    Teracopy is now on 3.0 , I think its better faster at copying .
    Most laptop drives are 5400rpm, for energy/heat saving , some even run at 4200.
    This drive, depending on how often it actually spins up the drive, rather than fetching from the Kache, may extend your battery life
    avalon50

    The oner I bought , I put it my laptop, as a proper SSD was very limited … The oner I bought , I put it my laptop, as a proper SSD was very limited by the fact of the SATA controller of just 3Gb/s.So I thought that this hybrid would be a compromise between a HD and SSD, and to some point it is.


    the point isn't the sequential speed which is really the main thing which would be (potentially) limited vs HDD on SATA2 (or even SATA1)
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