Seagate ST500LT012 500GB Hard Drive
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Seagate ST500LT012 500GB Notebook Drive 3GBPS 5.4K RPM SATA Refurbished

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ST500LT012 Momentus 500 Gigabyte(GB) 5400 RPM 2.5inch 7mm 16 Megabyte (MB) Buffer 3 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) Notebook Drive | Made by Seagate | Refurbished
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Introduction of the Seagate ST500LT012

In the world of computing, storage plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of devices. One such key component is the ST500LT012 Seagate 500GB 5.4K RPM Notebook Drive. This review aims to provide a detailed analysis of this storage solution, focusing on its specifications, performance, and overall suitability for notebook applications.


The ST500LT012 is a Seagate 500GB Notebook Drive designed for laptops and other portable devices. It operates at 3GBPS (gigabytes per second), making it compatible with SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces commonly found in notebooks. The rotational speed is set at 5.4K RPM (revolutions per minute), a factor that significantly influences its performance.

Understanding the physical dimensions of the drive is essential for compatibility with different laptop models. The ST500LT012 typically adheres to the standard 2.5-inch form factor, making it suitable for most modern notebooks. This compact size ensures easy integration into various devices without sacrificing valuable space.

Performance AnalysisSpeed and Efficiency

The rotational speed of 5.4K RPM indicates the drive's efficiency in reading and writing data. While not the fastest in the market, this speed strikes a balance between performance and power consumption, crucial for notebook users who prioritize battery life. The 3GBPS transfer rate further contributes to data transfer efficiency.

The spindle speed of 5400RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) indicates the rotational speed of the drive. While not the highest speed available, it strikes a balance between performance and energy efficiency, making it suitable for a variety of use cases.

Storage Capacity

With a storage capacity of 500GB, the ST500LT012 provides a reasonable amount of space for storing documents, multimedia files, and applications. However, users with higher storage needs may need to consider alternative options with larger capacities.

Drive Interface

The ST500LT012 utilizes a 3.0GBPS SATA interface. This connection type ensures compatibility with systems supporting SATA interfaces, providing a reliable and widely-used standard for data transfer.

Reliability and Durability

Seagate, a renowned name in the storage industry, is known for producing reliable hardware. The ST500LT012 is no exception, featuring technologies aimed at ensuring data integrity and driving longevity. These include error correction mechanisms and shock resistance to protect the drive from physical impacts.

SATA Interface

The ST500LT012 utilizes the SATA interface, a standard connection type for storage devices in modern laptops. This ensures broad compatibility across various notebook models. Users must verify their laptop's SATA version to guarantee optimal performance, as older SATA versions may limit the drive's capabilities.

Installation Process

Installing the ST500LT012 in a compatible notebook is a straightforward process. Most laptops provide easy access to the hard drive compartment, allowing users to swap or upgrade drives with minimal effort. Seagate typically includes installation guides and necessary cables, simplifying the process for users, even those with limited technical expertise.

User Experience and ReviewsPerformance in Real-world Usage

To gauge the practical performance of the ST500LT012, it's crucial to consider user reviews. Users often share their experiences with the drive in real-world scenarios, providing insights into its speed, reliability, and overall performance. Common usage scenarios include everyday tasks, gaming, multimedia consumption, and data-intensive applications.

Positive Feedback

Positive feedback from users may highlight the drive's responsiveness in loading applications, quick file transfers, and efficient multitasking. Users with a focus on portability appreciate the balance between storage capacity and power efficiency, making the ST500LT012 an appealing choice for laptops.

Potential Drawbacks

It's also important to consider any potential drawbacks mentioned by users. This could include issues such as excessive heat generation, noise levels, or compatibility issues with certain laptop models. Acknowledging these aspects provides a comprehensive view of the drive's pros and cons.

Main Information about this Seagate ST500LT012
  • Manufacturer: Seagate
  • Model Number or SKU# ST500LT012
  • Product Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • Sub-Type: SATA-3GBPS
Technical Information of SATA-3GBPS HDD
  • Storage Capacity: 500GB
  • Spindle Speed: 5400RPM
  • Drive Interface: 3.0GBPS SATA
  • Product Series or Family: Momentus Thin
  • Cache: 16MB

In summary, the ST500LT012 Seagate 500GB Notebook Drive is a reliable storage solution catering to the needs of laptop users. Its specifications, including the 5.4K RPM speed and 3GBPS transfer rate, position it as a suitable choice for users seeking a balance between performance and power efficiency. The drive's 500GB capacity meets the storage requirements of many users, although those with higher demands may need to explore higher-capacity alternatives.

The SATA interface ensures broad compatibility with various laptops, and the installation process is user-friendly. Real-world user experiences provide valuable insights into the drive's performance across different usage scenarios, helping potential buyers make informed decisions.

While the ST500LT012 has its strengths, it's essential for users to align their specific needs with the drive's features. Whether it's for everyday tasks, multimedia consumption, or gaming, understanding how the ST500LT012 performs in real-world situations is key to determining its suitability for individual users.

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