The Seagate Momentus ST500LM012 is a hard disk drive (HDD) designed for use in notebook computers. It has a storage capacity of 500GB and a spindle speed of 5400 RPM (revolutions per minute). The buffer size of the drive is 8 megabytes (MB). It is a 2.5 inch form factor drive and uses the SATA III (6 Gbps) interface. It features a low-power consumption and provides cool and quiet operation. It is a discontinued product and not being manufactured by Seagate anymore.
In terms of performance, due to its 5400 RPM, it may not be the best pick for heavy multitasking or gaming laptop, and It's not as fast as newer technology solid state drive (SSD), but it is still a decent hard drive that can provide ample storage space for typical notebook users who want to store music, videos, and documents.
Efficiency and Dependability
The performance of the Seagate Momentus ST500LM012 500GB 5.4K RPM 8MB buffer notebook hard drive can vary depending on the specific use case and the system in which it is installed. However, it generally provides fast data access times and can read and write data at a relatively high rate compared to other notebook hard drives.
However, it is not as fast as solid state drive (SSD) which is newer technology, but it is much cheaper than SSD. Also, due to its 5400 RPM it may not be the best pick for heavy multitasking or gaming laptop.
Additionally, the 8MB buffer size of the drive may not provide as much of a performance boost as larger buffer sizes found on other hard drives. However, it is still a decent buffer size for a notebook hard drive.
The Seagate Momentus ST500LM012 is a 2.5 inch hard disk drive with a SATA III (6 Gbps) interface, which means it should be compatible with most modern notebook computers that have a SATA III-compatible interface. The drive is also compatible with most operating systems, including Windows and macOS, as well as Linux.
It is important to note that while the drive should be compatible with most systems, it is always a good idea to check the system's documentation to ensure compatibility before installing the drive. Also, some older computers may not have the SATA III interface, so it would be better to check the interface available on the computer before installing the drive.
It is also important to note that this is a discontinued product, you may still be able to find it on some online retailers or second-hand markets, but it may not have warranty or support. It's better to check the seller's or the supplier's authenticity before buying it.
General Information about this Seagate ST500LM012
- Manufacturer : Seagate
- Model Number or SKU# ST500LM012
- Type : Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
- Sub-Type : Notebook Drive
- Product Line : Spinpoint
- Product Series : M8
Technical Information of 500GB Hard Disk Drive
- Storage Capacity : 500 GB
- Platform Supported : PC
- Features : S.M.A.R.T
Drive Performance for Notebook Drive
- Maximum External Data Transfer Rate : 300 MBPS (2.3 GBPS)
- Maximum Internal Data Transfer Rate : 145 MBPS (1.1 GBPS)
- Rotational Speed : 5400 RPM
- Buffer : 8 MB
- Average Seek Time : 12 MS
- Average Latency : 5.60 MS
- Drive Interface : SATA
- Drive Interface Standard : SATA/300
Dimension and Weight
- Width : 2.8 Inch
- Depth : 3.9 Inch
- Height : 0.6 Inch
- Weight : 0.50 LBS
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Notebook hard drives are among the most important and popular storage devices in the market. These drives come in different storage capacities, form factors, and speed of data access.
A laptop or Notebook hard drive stores every user's information, including the operating system and other programs. Therefore, establishing basic requirements for choosing a laptop HDD is critical for making the right decisions.
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Straightforward Installation with Standard Connectors and Form Factors
These Notebook hard drives come with different data platter sizes. These are the standard form factors, which are the 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives. The 2.5-inch drives are smaller, making them fit in laptops and notebooks. They also fit into portable enclosures such as desktops, external hard drives, or mobile HDD applications.
Also, the 2.5-inch notebook internal hard drives use less power for spinning. They draw power from users' laptops without the need for an external power supply. Both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives can be easily moved from one place to another; shipping comes without worry.
The built-in connector that comes standard with these hard drives throws their usefulness up a notch. In recent years, most laptops have switched to the SATA interface due to the simple configuration.
Drives that come with the SATA interface use hard drive enclosures to allow them to work as external hard drives. Other laptop HDDs come with built-in Thunderbolt connectors. These are highly important for users undertaking high-resolution video streaming.
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