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

Seagate and WD have a 5mm drive. This is from Seagate.

Companies who deem that using a 5mm makes sense to keep their form factor as low as possible would either choose Seagate or WD’s 5mm alternative- whoever they have a contract with. It should be inevitable that SSDs will follow suit.

If you’re looking at it from an overall perspective, chances are high that you would rather go for something else, such as Seagate’s own SSHD. Most ultrabooks and notebooks that you currently get are in 7mm thick form factor, and you don’t a spacer with this drive unlike the SSD counterparts from various brands. If you think about it, boot and application load gets a good jump on the SSHD and to a certain extent, it gives a justification to the amount that you’re spending as a hard drive upgrade for notebooks, ultrabooks and even systems with a very small form factor.

PCMark 7 run is very surprising, considering it matches Samsung 840 Pro and non-pro in tests where you wouldn’t expect it to perform well. Since most tests are done 3 times to confirm the results, this is where it stands.

For those who want 7mm alternatives, you can check out the conclusion made on Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD’s review.

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