Seagate’s Laptop Thin SSHD, is its 3rd-gen hybrid drive solution. It has an 8GB MLC NAND memory component for caching frequently-used applications to reduce access times. This results in i mproved boot speeds, and applications load faster as compared to a traditional hard drive. Bootracer reported 40 seconds on the first reboot, but by the 4th to 5th reboot, the boot time came down to 12 seconds. In terms of real-life transfers, we got 91.3MB/s and 89.87MB/s sequential read and write speeds respectively, and assorted file transfer was at 67.81MB/s and 64.74MB/s for read and write operations. The lower speeds can be attributed to Seagate’s decision to use a 540ORPM drive, but since these drives are meant to be used in a laptop, the power consumption also has to be factored in. Transfer speeds are decent as its main USP is faster access ti mes. You will notice the benefits over a period of time as the caching algorithm becomes more intelligent.