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Seagate Laptop Ultrathin (ST500LT032) 500GB HDD Review

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 26, 2013 2:04 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Seagate

Laptop Ultrathin 500GB HDD




Our review sample of the Laptop Ultrathin was delivered in bare drive form. At the top, we find the capacity listed at 500GB with firmware revision 0001SDM1.




The back of the drive houses a blue PCB with the standard SATA connections at the bottom.




The SATA power and data connections are placed in position for wide compatibility.




Measuring the drive with our caliper, the Laptop Ultrathin came in at 4.83mm.




With our scale, we were able to weigh the Laptop Ultrathin at 89.5 grams or 3.15 ounces.




Here we have the PCB removed from the drive. At the top, we have the connection for the head, with a set of three pins in the center for the motor.




The Laptop Ultrathin uses the Marvell 88i1067 controller, with the drive spindle operated by the Smooth controller. Next to the Marvell, we find 16MB of cache manufactured by Samsung.

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