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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

 

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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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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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