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LaCie, Kingston, Intel and Western Digital manufacture the best 80GB hard drives with warranty covering up to a period of 5 years.

These hard drives are available in internal as well as external enclosure making use of different types of interfaces for transfer of the digital information from the system to the hard drive or vice versa. IDE/EIDE, SATA 2 and SATA 3 are the prominent interfaces for 80GB internal hard drives while for external ones there are many interfaces including USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. Of these try to get USB 3.0 for faster data transfer.

A cache buffer of 8 MB is enough for retrieval of the recently accessed data. We present here a listing of the best 80GB hard drive of 2013 for your ready reference.

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Kingston WID/128GB-A

Kingston Digital Wi-Drive 128 GB Pocket-Sized Portable Storage (WID/128GB-A)


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Kingston Digital Wi-Drive WID/128GB-A
LaCie Porsche Design P9223
Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB
Intel X25-M Gen2 160GB 2 5
WD Caviar SE
Kingston Digital Wi-Drive 128 GB Pocket-Sized Portable Storage (WID/128GB-A)
LaCie Porsche Design P\'9223 120GB USB 3.0 Slim Solid State Drive
Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB Solid State Drive  SATA
Intel X25-M Gen2 160GB 2 5  Solid State Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE 80 GB SATA Hard Drive
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Release Date
Dec 2012
Dec 2012
Aug 2009
Jul 2009
Jan 2008
Capacity
128.0 GB
120.0 GB
80.0 GB
160.0 GB
80.0 GB
Designation
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer
Laptop Computer
Laptop Computer
Desktop Computer
Enclosure
External
External
External
Internal
Internal
Interface
USB 2.0
USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)
SATA II (3.0 Gbps)
SATA II (3.0 Gbps)
Serial ATA

  • If you value design, the LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 Slim is a premium external SSD that has a lot of speed to back up its designer looks.

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    LaCie is known for their outstanding build quality and industrial design, you will find more of the same with the P'9223 Slim SSD drive. With its machine finished aluminum design, the P'9223 has an elegant appearance that is worthy of having the Porsche name associated with it and is a perfect match in build quality and size to for Apple's ultra-thin MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

    The P'9223 provides good performance numbers through USB 3.0 with its SSD.

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    The LaCie P9223 SLIM Porsche Design is a success with its sleek, ultra-thin and excellent performance. However, it will connect on a recent MacBook or a PC with Windows 8 to really benefit. We also appreciate the software package.

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    - Compared to other solid state hard drives on the market, it is midpriced at around $400..

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    - Benchmark Reviews has tested nearly all of the products available to the retail market in this sector, and several have done quite well while others fall flat.
    - Intel is making PCs more accessible and affordable through innovative PC purchase programs.

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    Frankly speaking, it is not easy to name the winner of this test session, but the second-generation Intel X25-M deserves this title more than anyone else. Intel has endowed its SSDs with new 34nm chips with considerably revised firmware. Being somewhat inferior to its predecessor at writing very small random-address data blocks, the new X25-M delivers excellent and very stable results under server loads.

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    - Intel makes an Enterprise level drive that utilized Nand SLC (Single Level Cell) flash that's faster, but this is the mainstream model that is a little more affordable.

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    The new X25-M is the first of several flash SSDs that will hit the market between now and early 2009. We received a 2.5รข?? 80 GB drive sample based on MLC flash memory. Thanks to a and the smart new flash controller that Intel designed in-house, a product that is based on a technically inferior MLC flash memory technology is capable of outperforming the excellent SLC-based Samsung 64 GB SATA-2 SSD.


  • It may be pricey, but it offers more than enough room for a few games and apps


  • - Value: Given its inexpensive price, this hard drive has great features for the money.


  • - Extra 8 MB buffer doesn't really boost performance.

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    - The 500GB Western Digital drive set a new benchmark record in HD Tach, with an amazing 62MB/s average read speed across its platters.


Top 5 80 gb hard drive:

  1. Kingston Digital Wi-Drive 128 GB Pocket-Sized Portable Storage (WID/128GB-A)
  2. LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 120GB USB 3.0 Slim Solid State Drive
  3. Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB Solid State Drive SATA
  4. Intel X25-M Gen2 160GB 2 5 Solid State Drive
  5. Western Digital Caviar SE 80 GB SATA Hard Drive