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Fujitsu MHV2080AH
(80GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" HDD)
Conclusion
Introduction Before The Tests HD Tach RW 3 (Non-Partioned Results) HD Tach RW 3 (FAT32 Results)
HD Tach RW 3 (NTFS Results) IO Meter FAT32 Results IO Meter NTFS Results Summation
Conclusion


Pros
  • A quick 2.5" 5400RPM Drive
  • Stays cool when large loads of data are transferred
  • Consistent and reliable drive as per tests
  • Very low CPU Utilization (0% - 4%)
  • Very low noise - inaudible (26db - 30db or less) even when transferring a lot of data
  • Very low power consumption
  • Track-To-Track seek times consistent with Fujitsu's specs (actually a little better
  • Data Transfer Rates consistent with Fujitsu's specs (a little better as well)
Cons
  • None Encountered / None Observed
I was quite impressed with the performance of the Fujitsu MHV2080AH. And this is only their 5400RPM model. In my opinion, Fujitsu has improved tremendously over the last 2 years.

The numbers you've seen in previous tests are very conditional, and surprise, the numbers you read from other reviewers are also conditional. The purpose of this review was not to try and get maximum numbers per se, or try to get numbers which would Shock you and Awe you, but to show RELIABILITY, and CONSISTENCY. I cannot make this more conspicuous. Do you want a drive to last, or do you want something that makes and breaks all the "average" tests but fails a few weeks later.

One of the major factors in the following rating of this drive, is the amount of heat it produces--or should I say, the lack of it. Absolutely wonderful. At the time I'm writing this review, I can just about literally feel the heat from my 3.5" drives in my computer.

When testing a 2.5" drive in an external enclosure, you indirectly factor in the enclosure as well, because with an inferior enclosure, you will have issues such as heat build-up. This is why the macally 250OTG was my choice for the enclosure (in addition to one-touch transferring of files). It kept the Fujitsu running much cooler. However, an enclosure alone cannot be the only way to dissipate heat. The drive must be built to reduce heat build-up, and the MHV2080AH did very well.

Finally, the noise from the MHV2080AH was non-existent. I randomly transferred files and although I could tell the drive was certainly working, I didn't observe any noises that would be considered noticeable.

I give the Fujitsu MHV2080AH, a solid

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

I was really pleased with the MHV2080AH's results and physical performance. If you're looking for a medium-sized capacity 2.5" drive for your notebook or for external storage, this model will not let you down.


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