Updated on 18 August 2013 by

The best 40GB hard drives come from brands like IBM, Axiom Memory, Kingston, Western Digital and Hitachi. SATA and IDE/EIDE are the interfaces used to transfer data between computer and these hard drives.

You can pick a 40GB hard drive for your laptop or desktop according to the form factors which are 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch respectively. This much capacity is sufficient to store small amount of important data but not for saving large files of your arts and graphical work.

Faster access to data depends on the spindle speed of these hard drives. It is advisable to go for a 7200RPM hard drive for better performance. Caching would also contribute to the hard drive performance so you should go for at least 8MB of buffer size.

You can get a warranty period up to three years on buying 40GB hard drives. The list below shows the best 40 GB hard drives of 2013.


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Kingston Now V200 SV200S37A
Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB
WD Caviar SE
Hitachi Travelstar 7K100
WD Caviar WD800BB 80GB
Kingston Now V200 (SV200S37A/64G) 64 GB SATA Solid State Drive (SSD)
Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB Solid State Drive  SATA
Western Digital Caviar SE 80 GB SATA Hard Drive
Hitachi Travelstar 7K100 80 GB SATA Hard Drive
WD Caviar WD800BB 80GB Hard Drive
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Release Date
Sep 2011
Aug 2009
Jan 2008
Feb 2008
Oct 2007
Capacity
64.0 GB
80.0 GB
80.0 GB
80.0 GB
80.0 GB
Designation
Laptop Computer
Laptop Computer
Desktop Computer
Laptop Computer
Desktop Computer
Enclosure
Internal
External
Internal
Internal
Internal
HDD Form Factor
2.5'
2.5
2.5"
3.5" x 1/3H (Low Profile)
Interface
Serial ATA
SATA II (3.0 Gbps)
Serial ATA
Serial ATA
IDE (Ultra ATA/100)
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 3.7 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.8 stars
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