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Hitachi TravelStar 5K160 (80 GB, UltraATA)

This is the single-platter version of the Travelstar 5K160 at 120 GB, and although the technical data is the same (8 MB buffer, 5,400 RPM, UltraATA/100 interface), it is much quicker, delivering 45 MB/s instead of 39 MB/s. Thanks to the parallel UltraATA interface, this model is much more energy-efficient than the Serial ATA version when idle.