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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

Speedy read transfer rates

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Even the average results are disappointing.

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Intel's update support.

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High CPU utilization in HDTach 2.7.

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