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Seagate Laptop Ultrathin 500GB ST500LT032 5mm-thick HDD Drive Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Specs and Closer Look
  3. Test Bench and Testing Methodology
  4. AS SSD Benchmark
  5. ATTO Benchmark
  6. AIDA64 Disk Access Benchmark
  7. Anvil Benchmark
  8. Boot Load Test
  9. CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
  10. HDTune Pro Benchmark
  11. Futuremark Benchmarks
  12. Conclusion
  13. View All

This series has 2 capacities- 320GB and 500GB. They’re both 5400RPM drives with 16MB Cache. Seagate also implemented their own self encrypting drive features and maintains 500GB max in a single platter to keep it thinner than the 7mm counterpart.

As one would expected, they’re made for slim laptops, notebooks and other device types, but Seagate also points out that this drive’s best fit application is also for backup storage. Seagate_Laptop_Ultrathin_500GB_HDD_BC_CDI

Capacity 500GB 320GB
Form Factor 2.5″ 2.5″
Interface Options SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s
Spindle Speed (RPM) 5400 5400
Cache (MB) 16 16
Transfer Rate, Max Ext (MB/s) 600 600
Sustained Data Rate OD 100MB/s 100MB/s
Average Latency (ms) 5.6 5.6
Power Management
Seek, Typical Operating (W) 1.4 1.4
Idle, Typical Operating (W) 0.47 0.47
Operating 0° to 60°C 0° to 60°C
Non-operating -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C
Operating: Gs (ms) 400 (2ms) 400 (2ms)
Non-operating: Gs (ms) 1000 (1ms) 1000 (1ms)
Acoustics (bels – sound power)
Idle 2.0 2.0
Operating 2.2 2.2
Height (in/mm) 0.197/5.0 0.197/5.0
Width (in/mm) 2.75/69.85 2.75/69.85
Length (in/mm) 3.95/100.35 3.95/100.35
Weight (lb/g) 0.205/93 0.205/93





Seagate_Laptop_Ultrathin_500GB_HDD_0017 The PCB has a Samsung K4T28163QP-BCE7 16MB DRAM Cache paired with Marvell 88i1067 controller.

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