Seagate Laptop SSHD Hybrid HDD 1 TB SATA-600 Upgrade for the Toshiba Satellite L450-16Q Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your Satellite L450-16Q System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.

Memory:

DDR3 PC3-12800

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 2

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found here.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory

Storage:

SATA

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

Seagate Laptop SSHD Hybrid HDD 1 TB SATA-600

Seagate Laptop SSHD Hybrid HDD 1 TB SATA-600
Part Number: ST1000LM014
  • Boots and performs like an SSD
  • SATA 6 Gbps with NCQ for interface speed
  • Faster than a traditional HDD
  • 3-year warranty
 $105.99
Qty:
  • All-in-one design for simplicity and ease of installation
  • Installs and works just like a traditional hard drive in any laptop or PC, and with any OS and application
  • Now available in a thinner, 7 mm z-height model for ultra-thin, ultra-light laptops

Momentus® XT solid state hybrid drives (SSHD) fuse the lightning speed of SSD with the high capacity of a hard drive. Powered by Seagate Adaptive Memory™ technology, SSHD improves boot times and application speed dramatically, unleashing your system’s performance.

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4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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        4.0

        SSHD definately a good buy

        By Andy

        from Belding, MI

        Verified Buyer

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              Being a hybrid drive I like the faster boot times and it is totally affordable for someone that cannot afford to purchase a full solid state drive that is a TB.

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              5.0

              Excellent Hard drive/Nice site...

              By Chris

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              Verified Reviewer

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                    My hard drive died in my laptop, so I bought this one and also did a 16 GB memory upgrade... It used to take more than 2 minutes to boot up before it died, now it takes 14 seconds from the time I push the power button until I can actual browse the internet. I'm very impressed with the differences in performance. Not only that, but this site made everything much easier for me - it knew exactly what my laptop specs were after I plugged in my model number, it recommended the products that I installed, and told me which ones NOT to buy...

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Hard Drive

                    By Dolphin767

                    from Jacksonville, FL

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • price

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anything
                      • Audio recording
                      • Gaming

                      Great hybrid hard drive, especially the price. I couldn't afford a solid state hard drive, which was my first choice, so this hybrid drive offers some of the performance benefits of a solid state drive. My OS starts faster, and my most used programs start very fast. It remembers which programs I use the most, and stores them in the solid state part of the drive. I use it for digital audio workstation, and it has stopped the problems I was having with buffer underruns that cause clicks, pops, and stuttering.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great HD for the price and performance

                      By Mac for life

                      from Afghanistan

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast boot time
                      • Fast ReadWrite Speed

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Any Computer

                        Fast boot/ shut down time on a MBP. Opening documents almost as fast as you click on them. Combined with plenty of RAM and its like having a computer thats twice as fast as it was before.

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                        5.0

                        Great Buy !

                        By ADISCO

                        from Lodi, NJ

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                              This drive is a must have for those who need more storage. Much faster than your standard HD and with the Crucial Cloning kit you will be up and running in a snap.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Seagate Laptop SSHD Hybrid HDD 1 TB SATA

                              By bobp3

                              from CT

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Price Performance

                              Cons

                              • Start up

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                              • Laptop

                              I needed a larger hard drive. Buying a large SSD is still cost prohibitive. I liked the prospect of getting better performance and a good size hard drive so I decided to give this SSHD a try. My Macbook Pro (early 2008) was noticeably faster in general use with applications and internet. Overall I am happy with the purchase.

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