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MHV2080AH 80GB

The Fujitsu MHV2080AH 80GB is a 2.5" 80GB Hard Disk Drive.

It uses the IDE interface and has a speed of 5400 RPM.

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Fujitsu MHV2080AH 80GB

Drive TypeHard Disk DriveThis defines whether the drive is a large-capacity slower hard disk drive, a smaller-capacity but much faster solid-state drive, or a hybrid
Physical Size2.5"The size of the drive dictates which drive bays it will fit into - generally a small drive will fit into any bigger drive bay with an adapter
Capacity80GBThe drive storage capacity is the limit to the size of files that can be stored
Cache Size8MBThe bigger the cache, the more data that can be temporarily stored for faster access
RPM5400 RPMThe higher the RPM, the faster the hard drive, and the faster stored data can be accessed
Drive InterfaceIDEThe interface is the type of motherboard connection and defines the bandwidth limit of the drive

MHV2080AH 80GB compatibility review

The Fujitsu MHV2080AH 80GB is a hard disk drive, which means it stores data using quickly rotating disks, or platters, that can be read and written on via the moving actuator arm. Hard disk drives generally have a large storage capacity, and so are perfect for large amounts of data. The potential performance is well below that of solid-state drives, but they can definitely still hold their own. The Fujitsu MHV2080AH 80GB is a bottom of the range hard disk drive, and should only ever be used as basic data storage.

With a cache of 8MB, the Fujitsu MHV2080AH 80GB can store a very small amount of data temporarily. Loading data that has previously been loaded will result in barely any difference in access speed and load duration. At a speed of 5400 RPM, the hard disk drive spins at a below average speed. This speed is common for laptop hard drives, and may have long-term reliability and low-power benefits, but the resulting hard drive performance is noticeably slow.

With a capacity of 80GB, the Fujitsu MHV2080AH 80GB has a tiny amount of storage space for an hard disk drive. The IDE interface is now obsolete, so this hard disk drive would be a poor choice in a modern build. However, it would still function as a very low-end storage device.

A form factor size of 2.5" is standard for laptop drives and solid-state drives, and this will fit into any 2.5" drive bay. These drive bays are not yet ubiquitous, but it will also fit into a standard 3.5" or 5.25" drive bay with the appropriate adapter.

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