Something I've never understood
Don't 2.5" laptop drives have to conform to an established standard anyway? We have some machines at my work with Seagate "Momentus Thin" drives. (which are pieces of garbage BTW, IMHO) Since the drive still has to fit in the same space as any drive, is never even seen by the end user in most cases, and has to be harder to manufacture (and make reliable), what's the point of making it thinner? In fact, when inserting one of these into a Dell laptop, you have to make sure the machine is lying flat and let gravity assist you with lining the connector up or it won't mate--the drive is that loose in the compartment. And these drives have been Junk.
So again, what is the point to slimming something down that has to fit in a well-defined space anyway?