Seagate Ultra Mobile SSHD - 500GB 5400RPM + 8GB cMLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 2.5" 5.0mm Hybrid Hard Drive - ST500LX012


Warranty1 Year Warranty
AvailabilityYes - Ships in 1 to 2 Days
ManufacturerSeagate Technology
SeriesSeagate Ultra Mobile SSHD
UPC CodeDoes Not Apply

Product Specs

Product Specs
Capacity500 GB
Spindle Speed5400 RPM Fluid Dynamic (FDB) Motor
Cache Buffer64 MB Intelligent Caching
Advanced FormatYes (logical 512e / physical 4096)
Form Factor2.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
InterfaceSATA III 6Gb/sec (Generation 3)
Interface Speed6Gb/sec - Data Transfer Rate (max) Buffer to Host
Data Transfer Rateup to 150MB/sec Host to/from Drive (Sustained)
Interface ConnectorSATA (7-Pin Signal and 15-Pin Power Connector)
Interface NoteBackwards Compatible with SATA II 3Gb/s and SATA I 1.5Gb/s
Recording TechnologyPerpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology
Life Expectancy600,000 Hours MTTF (Mean Time To Failures)
Workload Rating< 55 TB/yr (Workload Rate Limit) / 600,000 (Load/Unload Cycles)
Shock ResistanceOperating: 400Gs (2ms) / Non Operating: 1000Gs (1ms)
Rohs CompliantYes
Dimensions(L x W x H) 100.35mm x 69.85mm x 5.0mm
Notes8GB Commercial Multilevel Cell NAND Flash (cMLC)
Part Number1LM162
ClassificationHybrid Drives

Key Features

  • Capacities up to 500GB
  • 8GB cMLC NAND Flash for Blazing Fast Performance
  • Self Learning Algorithms Technology
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Advanced Format (AF) 4K Technology
  • Read Multiple and Write Multiple Command Support
  • Whisper Quiet with Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motors
  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Technology
  • Full-track Multiple-Sector Transfer Capability
  • State-of-the-Art Cache and On-the-Fly Error-Correction Algorithms
  • Staggered Spin-up Technology
  • NoiseGuards Technology
  • SilentSeek Technology
  • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology
  • QuietStep Ramp Load Technology
  • Seagate SmartAlign Technology
  • Self Encrypting (SED) and FIPS 140-2 Models

Seagate Ultra Mobile SSHD Hybrid Drives

Seagate Ultra Mobile SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drive) is a type of storage device that combines the speed of an SSD (Solid State Drive) with the storage capacity of an HDD (Hard Disk Drive). It is designed specifically for laptops and ultrabooks.

The Seagate Ultra Mobile SSHD has a small amount of flash memory, usually 16GB or 8GB, which acts as a cache for frequently accessed data. The remaining storage space is provided by a traditional spinning hard disk drive. The drive's firmware intelligently manages the data, moving frequently accessed data to the flash memory for faster access times, while storing less frequently accessed data on the hard disk drive for maximum storage capacity.

The benefits of using Seagate Ultra Mobile SSHD include faster boot times, faster application load times, and faster overall system responsiveness compared to a traditional hard disk drive. It is also less expensive than a full SSD of equivalent capacity, making it an attractive option for those who need both speed and storage capacity.

Seagate Ultra Mobile SSHD is available in different capacities, ranging from 500GB to 1TB. It is also designed to be compatible with Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, and it can be easily installed in most laptops with a standard 2.5-inch drive bay.

    SSHD Technology and Features

  • Boot - Seagate Ultra Mobile SSHDs are known for incredibly fast boot-up times, and now they are even better with fast boot technology. This system boot-up technique can reduce your boot time
    to mere seconds—for a fast cold-boot start. It can cut your system start-up time by up to 65% over a traditional HDD. Fast boot technology will deliver the quickest boot possible, whether you boot your system once a day or once a week. Your OS boot-up files are always there, ready to work.
  • Flash Management - Seagate Ultra Mobile SSHDs also implement a management feature that provides seamless integration between hardware, firmware and high-speed NAND flash while maintaining data integrity under all conditions—any system, any OS and with any driver.
  • Adaptive Memory Technology - Adaptive Memory technology delivers SSD-like response from the applications and files you use the most. It enables the Ultra Mobile SSHD drive to effectively and accurately identify frequently-used data and place it in the NAND flash memory. The result is that instant-response experience to help you perform at your best.

    Key Features

  • Equipped with 16GB and 8GB NAND Flash for enhanced performance.
  • Boots and performs like an SSD.
  • Faster than a traditional HDD.
  • Capacities up to 1TB.
  • SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ for interface speed.
  • All-in-one design for simplicity and ease of installation.
  • Installs and works just like a traditional hard drive in any laptop, PC, Mac or game console, and with any OS and application.
  • SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ for interface speed.
  • Now available in a ultra thin, 5mm z-height model for ultra-thin, ultra-light laptops.
  • Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) versions available to maximize data protection and minimize the risk of confidential information breaches.
  • Backed by a 3-year limited warranty.

    Best-Fit Applications

  • Laptops and Notebooks
  • Mobile Workstations
  • Small Form Factor Desktops
  • All-in-One PCs
  • High Performance Laptops
  • Gaming Systems
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