• Just 5mm thick
  • Affordable compared to SSDs
  • Lightweight


  • Platter spins at only 5400 rpm
  • Only 500GB
  • Middling performance

At A Glance

This super-thin (5mm Z height) hard drive could help PC manufacturers build thinner models. It could also bring big capacity to tablet designs.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD is one of the thinnest, lightest and most affordable hard drives designed for slim laptops and ultrabooks. Compatible with all laptop designs, the Laptop Ultrathin offers up to 500GB storage capacity and a Self-Encrypting Drive option.

Manufacturer’s Website

Seagate Ultrathin 500GB Laptop HDD (Model ST500LT033)

The Specs

Installation Kit Hardware