VConnect Buying Guide: Internal Hard Drives

Introduced in 1956 as data storage for by IBM, the first Internal Hard Drive stored about 3.75 megabytes. That’s about 1/100th the size of a modern 1GB pen drive.

Since that time, storage capacity for hard drives has increased by dizzying orders of magnitude.

Whether you are looking to replace a damaged hard drive, to use as an additional hard drive or looking to upgrade, buying an internal hard drive should not be much of a hassle. It is pretty easy so long as you know what you are looking for. But if you are unsure, there are a few things to look out for when purchasing an internal hard drive; this is a quick guide.

Type: there are two main types of internal hard drive, these are either hard disc drives (HDD) or solid state drives (SSD). The difference between these two categories of drives is the type of technology they use in storing data. HDDs record data on metal discs, while SSDs record data on flash memory instead.

This difference in technology makes the SSDs store and retrieve data quicker than HDDs and are also quieter. The downside for SSDs is that they are more expensive and have much-limited storage capacity compared to HDDs.

Capacity: HDDs have much greater storage capacity and offer storage of more than 8TB, SSDs are limited in this regard, SSDs are much smaller and haven’t yet been able to break the 1TB mark.

Pricing: SSDs are relatively more expensive than HDD but have longer lifespans, even though they offer less storage space. The longer lifespan is because SSDs do not have the wear and tear of mechanical moving parts that HDDs have.

Power consumption: because SSDs do not have mechanical moving parts they consume less power than HDDs and this is less strenuous on the computer.

Transfer speeds: SSDs have data transfer speeds much quicker than HDDs, but even among HDDs it is noteworthy to check revolutions per minute (RPMs). Higher RPMs means faster storing and retrieving data to and from the drive.

Buy Internal Hard Drives on VConnect

On VConnect, find a large variety of Internal Hard Drives at the best prices available anywhere. Get the best prices on latest premium and mid-range Internal Hard Disks from verified stores and trusted brands like HP, Seagate, Toshiba, Dell, Western Digital and many more others. While you are at it, take advantage of other related offerings on VConnect such as External Hard discs, casings, and computers.

Find the widest range of internal Hard Drives on vconnect.com

More resources on how to buy the best internal Hard Drive:

How to Buy an Internal Hard Drive – PCMag.com

Top 9 best internal desktop and laptop hard disk drives – TechRadar

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