A low height disk drive having an overall height of one inch (1") or less for a drive having a 31/2 inch format. The drive includes a sloped base plate having support surfaces lying in a first plane. A rotatable disk lying in a plane substantially parallel to a first plane and an actuator assembly for positioning a head with respect to the disk are provided on the top of the base plate. A cover is attached to the top of the base plate to maintain the disk and the actuator assembly in a controlled environment. A printed circuit assembly for controlling the disk drive is attached to the bottom of the base plate, and a header passes electrical signals from the printed circuit board to the controlled environment between the base plate and the cover. Within the controlled environment a reverse flex circuit interconnects the header with the actuator assembly and the heads.