Hopefully these hardware improvements will minimize the rotational speed decrease, but there is little hope of it helping on the nand front.
Shock, Operating, 2ms (Read/Write) (Gs 70/40.
For its time, the XT was quite innovative and its performance showed great promise for the future of Seagates notebook solutions.
Load/Unload Cycles: 600,000, norecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read, Max 1 per 10E14.Slimmed from.5mm to 7mm, our review model third generation Seagate 500GB sshd Thin with 8GB of MLC nand would fit well in any user configuration and is especially well-suited for ultra-thin, ultra-light laptops.In the StorageMark2010 htpc 4K Disk Capture, the Seagate Gen3 offered substantially higher performance, boosting throughput.5 over the previous-generation model.All of this is determined key to living the law of attraction by way of a proprietary learning algorithm that analyzes usage patterns.What is not as blatantly obvious is this reduced thin form factor has necessitated an areal density increase.In this trace we recorded 426MB being written to the drive and 7,235MB being read.
Looking from the front you can see the standard sata power and data interface, as well as admire the thin 7mm form-factor.This modification does sacrifice some endurance, but the majority of users won't deplete the endurance for the lifetime of the drive's warranty making it mostly a non-issue.Seagate Laptop Thin 500GB sshd (ST500LM000) Features and Specifications: Model Number: ST500LM000, capacity: 500GB, spindle Speed (RPM 5400RPM, mLC nand: 8GB, dRAM Cache: 64MB, sATA: 6Gb/s, average Data Throughput: 100 MB/s.Sata 6Gb/s, average Data Throughput 100 MB/s, pC Mark Vantage Average HDD Score: 19,838.Here's the problem though.Thanks to improvements in the cache technology, the cache miss pain of hitting the slower spinning drive should be mitigated, but regardless, hitting the drive without flash assistance is going to hurt a little more than in the Gen2 drive.